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Rebuilding Lives with Women For Women InternationalPosted on November 18, 2010
Representatives from Women for Women International (WfWI), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives, were in Dallas this week for a fundraising event.
WfWI provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools they need to transition from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. By providing financial aid, job training, rights awareness and leadership education, WfWI helps women transform from victims to survivors to active citizens.
The guest of honor was Christine Karumba, the Country Director for Democratic Republic of the Congo. Christine spoke about her recollections of the growing climate of uncertainty leading up to the country’s civil war in the early 1990s and the years of destruction that followed. Karumba has helped more than 8,000 women rebuild their lives after what many consider to be the deadliest war in documented African history.
“Women for Women is an incredibly vital, impactful organization,” says Lucy Billingsley, who is a board member. “I think many people are aware that there are terrible situations abroad that women are suffering through, but they don’t know how to help. WfWI makes it possible and even simple for anyone to give assistance to these women.”
For just $27 per month—that’s less than $1 per day—sponsors can help a woman survivor of war triumph over overwhelming obstacles and build a new life for herself and her family.
The organization is currently active in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. WfWI has helped more than 271,000 women in these countries overcome sexual violence, food crisis, concentration camps, genocide, beatings and worse.
For more information, please visit www.womenforwomen.org.