tune in to change a life
we have been granted an amazing opportunity to share our work with a new audience through a broadcast appeal on BBC Radio 4
For one week, you will be able to donate online, through the post, or via the phone to the BBC Radio 4 team where 100% of donations will go to our work with women survivors of war. You will also be able to listen to the recording using BBC iPlayer and again on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, 27th June at 3:25pm.
"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.
"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.
During the sessions on decision-making and women’s rights, my eyes were opened. It made me appreciate myself more as a human being.
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.
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.
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.
Women for Women International Ambassador Cherie Lunghi delivered the BBC Radio 4 Appeal in 2015 about her journey sponsoring her sister Tahira from Afghanistan.
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