Past Recipients 2018-05-24T20:30:32+00:00

Together We Give

Together We Give is a small organization that provides services and charitable relief to disenfranchised grassroots communities in South Africa. The organizations focus is on addressing concerns related to poverty, education, health, welfare, unemployment, historical inter-generational trauma &, and social justice. Together We Give believes when youth are enabled to make responsible life choices, cycles of abuse cease and, they break through barriers of opportunities. Together We Give is committed to alleviating historical, generational abuse, illness and trauma. Our mission is supported through promotion of:
Respect & Compassion
Education & Life-skills
Community Service & Social Activism
Arts, Healing & Heritage
Together We Give is a registered South African non-profit, incorporated in 2012.

Days for Girls

When we mobilize girls and women through health and education opportunities, their communities and our world grow stronger.
​Pads are a simple item that allow girls to go to school and women to go to work.

We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated and ambitious women from Chatham-Kent who gather material and spend time sewing pads and making “kits” that are delivered to women and girls in developing countries.
Women Helping Women is honoured to support and learn more about Days for Girls and their mission to bring washable and affordable solutions to menstruation and help women and girls make every day count.

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Finding Hope Honduras

Finding Hope Honduras was presented by Maureen Regier. She was suggested by one of our members who has attended a number of our Women Helping Women gatherings.

Finding Hope Honduras is an organization dedicated to improving the families’ lives in the impoverished rural community of El Porvenir and the surrounding areas of the Atlántida region in northern Honduras.

Kilimanjaro Initiative

We presented the Kilimanjaro Initiative. The main objective of the Kilimanjaro Initiative is to encourage young people to have self-belief.

Rayjon Share Care (Sarnia)

Rayjon Share Care supports partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Their focus is on community development and social justice, and supports programs in health care, education, adult literacy and micro-finance. Beneficiaries come from both rural and urban areas that are affected by extreme poverty.

Rayjon is expanding access to literacy classes for women, linked with practical  skills training to help them better care for their families and to increase their capacity to earn a living. Beneficiaries gain confidence as they learn to read and write and develop employable skills (including sewing). They receive training in hygiene, cooking for a healthy family, domestic violence prevention and sexual health. Their children are cared for by a nurse specializing in the treatment of malnutrition.

At the centre families can also access a tuition support fund to ensure that no child is left behind in school. Funds are currently needed for this program and can be earmarked to support the holistic programs benefitting women in Cap Haitian.

TAWINA

TAWINA is a past, and very important recipient organization. Their prime efforts are helping to educate and empower rural women and girls to realize their potential, claim their rights and lead social change. Their work is organized around three themes–Women, Girls and the Environment and five sectors; namely, agriculture, health, education, environment and entrepreneurship.

They are a young women led organization with a Board and Secretariat comprising of females. They educate and empower women and girls in impoverished rural farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa. They are community based and value men’s contribution towards women’s empowerment and equality. They believe there is an end to all forms of poverty through female empowerment.

TAWINA is guided by principles and values with the most important being partnerships and accountability. They also believe that a fair and just world for women, girls and everyone is possible

Glad Tidings church group (Blenheim)

This recipient group is made up of individuals associated with the Glad Tiding Church in Blenheim, Ontario who are active in humanitarian missions in Guatemala.

The participants pay for their own expenses to travel to Central America to promote various efforts including building, education and health initiatives. This particular trip will involve a visit to a hospital to provide layettes including clothes, blankets etc., to babies born into poverty.

As well as providing layettes they are supporting an initiative to promote women’s health care by providing pap tests for wives of pastors in hopes of setting an example of preventive health care for women in the region.

ICA (International Children’s Awareness)

ICA’s awareness focus has evolved into working with communities in Cameroon and institutions in Romania in particular ways to ensure sustainable solution in education and other areas of development. Their core values include social justice, participation and partnership, sustainability education and heath care.

This organization was established by a Canadian and is build on the concept of helping people so they may help themselves through eduction and various projects that bring opportunity or improved conditions to those most in need.

Currently ICA has a program focused on the Cassava Grinders. These grinders have allowed women’s groups to fund community programs, as well as invest in other profitable activities in that benefit the women, their families and their communities.

Ethiopia water well project: Jill Cooper: Into All The World

the Afar People are a nomadic tribe relying on camel’s milk and goat meat for their existence, and water is essential for their livelihood. The water they were using was making them sick and it took 2 years to find a solution. It was found that their water was heavily contaminated with fluoride was 40 times the maximum level allowed in Canada.

The water well replacement are Canadian made and maintained by the local Afar People. Your generous donations went to “Into All the World”, which is a Canadian relief organization.

We’re ecstatic to announce that the well is up and running! You’ve given the gift of life. Water for survival.

School project in Kenya: Shirley Willis: Free The Children

Free The Children carries the power of WE globally, empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty through a holistic, sustainable international development model, Adopt a Village.

Adopt a Village is a 5-pillar model designed to achieve sustainable change: education, clean water and sanitation, health, agriculture and food security, and alternative income and livelihood.

Your donations are helping to build the Kisaruni All girl high school in Kenya so that more girls can fulfill their dreams and empower them to be a gift to tomorrow.

IWEN (Intercultural Women’s Education Network)

IWEN’s mission is to raise importance of and increase access to education for primarily marginalized females, by funding education programs in Nepal and Canada.

IWEN Canada

Jorge De Guzman

Jorge de Guzman (as featured on the CBC’s “Canada’s Champions of Change”) had a life changing event. In 1999, life took a drastic turn when his mentor asked him to travel to Thailand with him to help save children from the sex trade. Jorge witnessed a dying girl, a victim of violent sexual abuse, who had been found on the street. She passed away. From that day on he said to himself, “I’ll never let this happen on my watch.”  And with those words came action. To rescue, rehabilitate and prevent these atrocities from happening to these young children.

Jorge De Guzman

HIME for Help

HIME for Help is another important recipient. Emily Hime, born and raised in Chatham, founded this non-profit organization in 2012. Emily is now running Maison Ke Kontan Children’s Home in Port Au Prince where seventeen children currently reside. As well as running the children’s home she also sponsors over ten children and families who are living in extreme poverty and gives these children an opportunity to attend school. She also supports a tent city consisting of 76 people where she provides clothing, food, and medical treatment as well as a remote village in the mountains of Montrouis where she personally sponsors a family of nine and provides care packages, medical care, clothing, and food for other Haitians in the village.

As well as running the children’s home she also sponsors over ten children and families who are living in extreme poverty and gives these children an opportunity to attend school.

TAWINA

TAWINA is a very important recipient organization. Their prime efforts are helping to educate and empower rural women and girls to realize their potential, claim their rights and lead social change. Their work is organized around three themes–Women, Girls and the Environment and five sectors; namely, agriculture, health, education, environment and entrepreneurship.

TAWINA’s prime efforts are helping to educate and empower rural women and girls to realize their potential, claim their rights and lead social change.

Ethiopiaid: The Fistula Hospital

Your donations to Ethiopiaid which was directed to the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa will help many lives of women suffering from obstetric fistula.

Your gift will enable 170 women suffering from fistula to receive the medical treatment they so desperately need.

Your generosity has helped us: save lives, educate a generation and restore dignity to broken women.

Obstetric fistula has a devastating effect on women. ln addition to the primary symptom of obstetric fistula incontinence the side effects are many. Women suffering from fistula are shunned by their husbands and families, which leads to isolation and loneliness. Some women suffer nerve damage in their legs from the obstructed labour, and others encounter muscle wastage from years spent lying down in an attempt to stop the endless trickle of urine. Many women arrive at the hospital severely under-nourished, having begun to refuse food and water in the hopes that it will help their condition.

However, obstetric fistula is treatable. W¡th your support, the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital is transforming the lives of these women. The Hospital is a truly amazing institution where women regain their hope and health; build friendships and self-confidence; and reclaim their future.

Download the personal letter from Elizabeth Mengesha, Executive Director of Ethiopiaid.

Download the Ethiopiaid newsletter.

Download the Ethiopiaid 2013 Annual Report.

ApneAap Women’s Collective (AAWC)

On behalf of ApneAap Women’s Collective (AAWC), I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for supporting us.

Without your concern for the underprivileged, we could not provide key activities like education, empowerment, health, and shelter, and recreation, all of which help to break the intergenerational cycle of prostitution among young children in Kamathipura.

I am proud to share that AAWC has received increasing recognition of our work on a national and international scale. This growing awareness of AAWC comes at a significant time for our organisation, as we have recently achieved a number of operational milestones, including celebrating our 16th anniversary.

We recently acquired a newer and larger private facility and increased our full-time staff by more than 40%. I would like to share with you the inspiring achievements of our members.

Our toddlers have continued to shine in the classroom at both public and private schools, with higher performance in academics and social behavior than their classmates.

Our girls achieved a 99% pass rate on school exams, a 100% pass rate on board exams, and a 100% transition among 12th standard gradates to university. From our first vocational program woman beneficiary graduate left prostitution permanently to become a tailor.

At this time, I kindly request you to read through our information pack, annual report of achievements and activities report across Udaan (girls ages 6-18), in addition with Umeed (women in prostitution) to identify with the array of the services provided.

As we expand our programs in 2015-2016, our budgets are Rs.32.5 lakhs (Umang), Rs.36 lakhs (Udaan), and Rs.26 lakhs (Umeed). Your support of $1500 towards the Udaan program (as you intended in your letter) would be most appreciated. With your continued generosity, we hope to empower more girls pursue new possibilities for themselves and their families.

For your reference we are attaching here with our (1) Organization Information Pack (2) Annual Report 2014 (3) Oct’14 to Jan’15 Activities Report. I look forward to hear from you if need any further information.

Warmest regards,
Manju Vyas, Chief Executive Officer, ApneAap Women’s Collective

Apne Aap Women