Breaking the cycle of violence isn’t easy. But by sharing and applying what she learned in the WfWI training program, Mary was able to put a stop to the violence in her home.
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When Christiana was unable to become pregnant and bear children, her husband became abusive. She found support in her network of friends in the WfWI training program.
Political instability ended Makfire’s dreams of graduating from college, but it didn't stop her from trying to reach her potential. A student at the University of Pristina in Kosovo in the 1990s, she remembers how the school was forced to close its classrooms.
“I have a vision and a direction,” says Martha Mukambonera, as she describes the changes she has experienced in her life over the past year.
“I am very happy that I managed to pay for my daughter’s college semester this year,” says Violeta Mulaj, a graduate of Women for Women International’s program in Kosovo.
When Remzije lost her husband at a young age and was left to raise their five children alone, she never imagined she would become a local business leader.
At the end of each year of teaching, Philomene would challenge the women in her class: “Are you going to stop improving now that the program is over?”
“I always knew that women were powerful,” says Tiffany Reed, who has sponsored several women through Women for Women International’s program over the past few years.
“When a woman in our program has the courage to tell her Life Skills trainer ‘I have been raped,’ we refer her to Panzi Hospital,” explains WfWI – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Acting Country Director