Shorash is 23 years old. She is Syrian but now lives in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Shorash was inspired and interested in the business skills courses. She says, “I developed a plan for setting up a greenhouse construction business with the support of my husband.” Shorash attended all her classes every day without fail and completed her studies while being pregnant. She sat for her final exams on the same day she gave birth to her baby daughter, Nalin. 

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Denise: In her own words

My name is Denise. I first discovered Women for Women International when they came to my village to recruit women to join their programme. Now, I am a participant on the Women for Women International – Rwanda programme, and I attend the Women's Opportunity Centre three times a week. Here, I learn about beads and basket weaving and I enjoy it because I am able to make baskets in a team with other women.

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Enter our social media contest in just 3 easy steps for a chance to win a Women for Women International goody bag full of fabulous prizes!

Join the contest today:

1.  Join the #SheInspiresMe global sisterhood

2. Share the event using #SheInspiresMe and tag us @womenforwomenuk

3. Join us on Saturday, 6th May for the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale to collect your prize!

Contest ends Friday, 5th May at midnight. 

On Saturday 23rd April, Women for Women International held the first ever #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale, kindly hosted by The Store and The Vinyl Factory’s Brewer Street Car Park. Over 800 guests attended the event, and spent the afternoon raiding the wardrobes of fashionistas and brands. 

The Creatures of Comfort Malia Bag is a collapsed rectangular shopper bag crafted from striped canvas with an interior patch pocket and canvas lining.  Loop handles with knot. 100% Cotton. Made in USA. All profits will go to Women for Women International.

Produced in Portugal and inspired by sporting apparel, this white and navy light weight linen jersey is a staple t-shirt for all seasons. For this special edition in collaboration with Women for Women International, the long sleeve t-shirt has been embroidered with red ‘Woman’ and ‘Sister’ on the back of the left shoulder, in support of the charity. All profits will go to Women for Women International.

Whether you get one for yourself or for the woman who inspires you, the #SheInspiresMe cashmere sweaters go on to support the betterment of women across the globe. These fine-knit cashmere sweaters are embroidered with the Women for Women International logo and #SheInspiresMe on the back neck. All profits will go to Women for Women International.