South Sudan - Brian Sokol.jpg

Sponsor a sister

Thank you for being inspired by Estrid and choosing to sponsor a woman survivor of war. Today, you can help transform the life of a woman living in one of the world's most dangerous places.

You are here:

Sponsor a Sister - Estrid

Published on


Who we are

Women for Women International invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict.

In Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, women learn skills to rebuild their families and communities through Women for Women International’s Stronger Women Stronger Nations Programme. They form support networks, learn to earn an income and save, and gain knowledge and resources about health and their rights. Since 1993, the organisation has invested in the power of over 500,000 women to use their voices and create a ripple effect that makes the world more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.

Faith, a Women for Women International participant from Nigeria reading a letter from her sponsor. Photo: Monilekan
Faith, a Women for Women International participant from Nigeria reading a letter from her sponsor. Photo: Monilekan

Thank you so much for supporting me. I want to help others in the future, the way you have helped me.


How it works

Make a one-of-a-kind connection with a woman survivor of war


We hope to be able to match you with your new sister in 4-6 weeks. However, this may take slightly longer due to the changing COVID-19 health situation and local restrictions. We will let you know as soon as you are matched, at which point you will be able to access our supporter area to view your sister’s details.


As your sister proceeds through the training programme, we will send you quarterly updates via email about her progress and what she has been learning. As soon as we can safely reopen our office, we will also send you a welcome pack in the post, containing additional information about your sister and the country she is from.


Form a friendship that transcends continents by writing messages of support and encouragement to your sister via your online supporter area. The women we serve deeply value this connection and treasure these words – for some, these messages can be an emotional lifeline.

Sponsorship Form

Choose how many sisters you want to sponsor

per sponsorship(s) billed per month

or £264 per sponsorship(s) billed annually


letters were shared between sponsors and their sisters last year