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Radio 4 Appeal

When Thursday, 27th June

Time 3:25pm

Where BBC Radio 4

MEET DONATA

Thomasina's sponsor sister

"Before, we only knew each other as neighbours. Now, we are friends and we plan together to lift ourselves out of poverty."

Donata is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and graduated from our programme last year. Thomasina will be sharing Donata's powerful story during the appeal.

Today you can change the life of a woman like Donata by sponsoring a woman survivor of war through our year-long training programme. Your sister will learn about four key modules; her health, rights, skills and potential support networks. Not only will your sister's life be changed forever, but her family and friends will feel the ripple effect of her training and empowerment.

Sponsorship Form

Choose how many sisters you want to sponsor

per sponsorship(s) billed per month*

*Billed when matched with sister

"Invest in one woman and see her transform her community – that’s the type of fruitful and fulfilling investment I love," Thomasina Miers on why she supports Women for Women International.
"Invest in one woman and see her transform her community – that’s the type of fruitful and fulfilling investment I love," Thomasina Miers on why she supports Women for Women International.

Our Presenter

Thomasina Miers

"I believe the Women for Women International programme provides a unique opportunity to support women to set up their own small businesses and help them lift their communities out of poverty."

Thomasina Miers is a chef and food writer. She is a former MasterChef winner and co-founder of the Wahaca group of Mexican restaurants. She has been a Women for Women International Ambassador since 2015. As a successful businesswoman, Thomasina appreciates the sustainability of our one-year programme.

LISTEN TO THOMASINA SHARE WHY SHE SUPPORTS WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

How you can support women around the world

Hear fraom more women we serve as to how our year-long programme has helped them transform their lives.

Zainab

During the sessions on decision-making and women’s rights, my eyes were opened. It made me appreciate myself more as a human being.

Seve

Our neighbour knocked at the door and asked ‘Why are you not escaping?’ She told us that they are kidnapping girls and killing men, so we decided to run away and not take anything with us.

Claudine

I know that I should take courage because I survived a hard situation. Every day, I have to wake up and pray and say, thank you God, for I’m still alive. It was hard but now I’m here.

GET INVOLVED

Sponsor A Sister

Your monthly gifts of £22 could help support her through a year-long training programme that will give her the skills to support her family and transform her life.

Listen to the 2015 Appeal

Women for Women International Ambassador Cherie Lunghi delivered the BBC Radio 4 Appeal in 2015 about her journey sponsoring her sister Tahira from Afghanistan.

Join The Sisterhood

Sign up to our mailing list, and lend your voice to create a chain of inspiration. Together we will use the power of our collective voice to support women in war-torn countries, the most vulnerable women in the world.