Our compassionate group of women and girls is growing thanks to you.
Together we are committed and engaged in making the world a better place by easing poverty and providing opportunity to women and girls who suffer from abuse, oppression and lack of opportunity.
Since 2014 we have raised over $50,000.00 for 17 different organizations, projects and individuals in 14 developing countries.
Our October 18 meeting was a huge success by any measure!
2 amazing groups that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls presented their cause and together we raised over $7,000.00
GOATS 4 GIRLS
Goats for Girls was established in 2012 by 15 year old Jannine Koert.
Jannine went to Malawi for the first time in 2010. She had an amazing trip, and was able to build close friendships with girls living in the areas she visited. In 2012, Jannine was excited to travel back to Malawi to see her friends again. However, a big surprise was waiting for her when she arrived back in her friends’ villages: many of the girls she met only 2 years before were married. They were only 14.
When Jannine returned to Canada, she realized she had to help these girls change the situation they were in. And so, Goats for Girls was born.
Goats for Girls works under the Stephanos Development Foundation (based in Alberta, Canada) to help girls in rural Malawi, Nigeria, and Guinea-Bissau stay in school. Goats for Girls uses a goat pass-on strategy to give girls the financial resources required to pay for their secondary education. We encourage girls to delay marriage until maturity, and give them the opportunity to learn lifelong lessons in leadership and entrepreneurship. We strive to equip our girls with the tools they need to break out of the cycle of poverty and enjoy a happier and healthier motherhood.
Women Making a Difference
WMAD vision to continue providing Clean Water began in Ghana, Africa. A remote village, our first water project in Partnership with International Needs Canada in January 2011. ‘Coins for Clean Water.’ A great accomplishment! Women helping Women.
Making the difference in women’s lives not having to spend the greater part of their day fetching dirty water walking a great distance. Clean water impacts the women’s lives and families future. Clean water is life! This first adventure to view the needs was and remains an awareness, a cultural exchange in many discoveries.
Women Making a Difference (WMAD), in partnership with International Needs, is undertaking their eighth water project. The Kebenu Water Project will extend the underground community water pipe to reach two new water storage tanks on the school grounds.
One of the tanks will serve the school kitchen and kindergarten to grade three students, while the other tank will serve grades four to nine. A water pump will be installed to provide an easy flow from the community pipe to the water storage tanks. Veronica Buckets will collect any runoff water and be used for handwashing purposes. Students and staff will be positively affected by this clean water project.
Women Helping Women meetings are an opportunity to gather with wonderful women and girls, to feel the energy and power that being engaged and making a difference does for your soul. We are an organization that is open and welcome all who want to make a difference in the lives of our sisters who suffer under tyranny and lack basic human rights. We are a gathering of women who understand the good fortune we have by living in Canada and understand that our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers fought on behalf of the generations that followed them for women’s rights and equality. Today we are leaders in society, we are educated and strong and we women and girls of Women Helping Women are dedicated and committed to supporting women and girls around the world.
We gather to learn about 2 more worthy and important organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Let’s keep the momentum going.
- share our story and the good work that is happening thanks to Women Helping Women
- bring a friend to a meeting
- share our Facebook posts, refer to our web page (womenhelpingwomen.ca)
- consider setting up a saving strategy for donations…..I have a friend who sets aside all her toonies between meetings and she is always surprised at the total she can donate, another sets aside whatever she has spent in clothes to donate…..
We thank Country View Golf Course for letting us use their meeting room free of charge. Please support them by coming early for dinner ($20 cash for a delicious buffet). All taxes and gratuities are included!
Women are capable of doing more together than any one of us could do alone.
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*NEW* We are now able to accept donations by credit card at our meetings.
If you can’t make it out and still want to participate, please consider donating online.
Thanks to you, Women Helping Women have raised an impressive $50,000.00 for 17 organizations.
We’ve helped women and girls in Cameroon, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, Malawi, South East Asia, Honduras, South Africa, Ghana aand in sub-Saharan Africa.
Check out all of the recipients we’ve supported so far.
We have two gatherings per year. One in May (near Mother’s Day) and the other in October (near Thanksgiving). We present two carefully screened organizations or individuals at each meeting for you to learn about, advocate for, and donate to, if you choose. There are no obligations to give, and no membership fees. What you have with Women Helping Women are voices and choices.
There are also three options on how to participate:
- You can join like-minded women for dinner (anytime after 5 PM) at Country View Golf Course (they generously donate their conference room to our group)
- You can attend the presentation portion which begins after dinner (usually at 6:30 PM).
- You can review an online slideshow and donate through PayPal or credit card on our website.