It is inspiring to reflect on how our local organization has made a significant difference in the lives of women and girls since our first meeting in October of 2014. In that time we have come together 11 times and raised $67,256 to support 21 organizations in 17 different countries dedicated to bring hope and opportunity to women and girls in developing countries. Those who support Women Helping Women know we are blessed to be living in Canada and have a desire to learn about and support our sisters around the world who are oppressed and lack opportunity.
Thank you one and all!
Unfortunately our attendance was down for our Oct. 17 gathering but those of us there and who donated online came together in the spirt of Thanksgiving and raised funds and awareness for access to health care in Guatemala and education for girls in Northern Kenya.
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.
Together we unleash the waves of change that carry hope and opportunity for generations.
Our next gathering will be tentatively May 7, 2020.
We are working with the new owners of Country View and will confirm date but we are tentatively set.
Mark your calendars and lets do it again!
Giving Back-Face of Africa Today
Emily Sheff is local to the Wallaceburg area and has traveled much of the world with a passion for photography and learning the story of the people and countries she has visited. Emily spent 15 months in Africa and experienced the land, the people and the rich culture first hand and witnessed the need of girls to attain an education. Giving Back-Face of Africa is a project that provides high school and post-secondary education to women and girls from the remote Lake Turkana region of Northern Kenya. Emily is raising funds to support girls education in Northern Kenya and is doing so through sales of her prints, speaking engagements and donations to bring the opportunity of education one girl at a time. Women Helping Women donated $2,505.00 to bring education, opportunity and a life of possibilities to Face of Africa. Thanks for your dedication, passion and work on behalf of girls in Northern Keyna Emily.
Jodi-Degroot-Primmer is an international nurse/trip facilitator with Possibilities International from the Sarnia area.
Jodi organizes and plans remote mobile medical clinics with 3 trips yearly to Guatemala remote areas few organizations travel to. Poverty in Guatemala is very high and according to the World Bank, 59.3 percent of the general population and 79 percent of the indigenous people living in poverty. Jodi will be traveling to Chimaltenango, Guatemala and will use donations from Women Helping Women to purchase clinical supplies and feeding programs. Women Helping Women donated $3,660.00 to help bring wellness to women and girls in Guatemala.
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.
We humbly thank you for the time you invest in attending our meetings. If you’d like, please click here to sign up for our e-Newsletter to be notified when upcoming events will take place, and for information about the results we are making worldwide.
*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 $67,256.00 for 21 organizations in 17 different countries.
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.