Women for Women, founded by a refugee, works to empower women in developing countries.
"Women for Women International was founded in 1993 to help women overcome the horrors of war and civil strife in ways that can help them rebuild their lives, families, and communities. Women for Women International’s tiered program begins with direct financial and emotional support; fosters awareness and understanding of women’s rights; offers vocational skills training; and provides access to income-generation support and microcredit loans that together can help women restart their lives in ways that are independent, productive, and secure.
Women for Women International has direct experience in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Colombia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq. We have assisted more than 21,500 women, distributing $9 million in direct aid and microcredit loans."
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