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On May 9th, 2019 an incredible group of women gathered to learn about, advocate for and support 2 amazing organizations.  FullSoul and Servant’s Heart Ministries and helped us celebrate Mother’s Day by giving the gift of hope and health to women in Uganda and Dominican Republic.

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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 $60,000.00 for 19 different organizations, projects and individuals in 15 developing countries.

Together we unleash the waves of change that carry hope and opportunity for generations.

Our next gathering will be October 17, 2019.

Mark your calendars and lets do it again! 

On May 9th we honoured all mothers with special thoughts and support of  women who face serious risk with every pregnancy and delivery.  Our sisters in developing countries:  where (according to the WHO):

approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth

FullSoul

Women Helping Women donated $3,797.50 to FullSoul to purchase Maternal Medical Kits for hospitals in Uganda

Christina Hassan is a women Chatham-Kent is proud to call our own and is Public Health Specialist, Rotarian, Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of FullSoul. Having worked in maternal health in Uganda, she experienced some of the realities women and children face during deliveries.
FullSoul is a not-for-profit .
FullSoul is a not-for-profit equipping hospitals in Uganda with maternal medical supply kits that protects the health and safety of mothers, babies, and medical practitioners during childbirth.
In many parts of the developing world, including Uganda, having a baby is a dangerous process. Every two minutes a woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications. The reasons for this are complex, and multifaceted, but one pressing issue is that many hospitals often lack even the most basic medical supplies.
When supplies are scarce, the responsibility is placed on expectant mothers and their families. In Uganda, women must arrive to the hospital with their own supplies, including gloves, a sterile blade, a clean plastic sheet, and other items. Women arriving empty-handed have to pay for supplies or are often turned away. A shortage of supplies also means that disposable items get re-used between mothers, potentially spreading dangerous infections.

Servant’s Heart Ministries

Women Helping Women donated $4,308.50 to support Danica’s Dream Pregnancy Education Centre

In 2005 Phil & Donna Williams of Bridgewater, NS took part in a one week mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Their hearts were broken as they saw the immense needs of the Dominican and Haitian people. Six months later they answered God’s call on their life and moved the DR. Shortly after Servant’s Heart was born. Phil and Donna worked hard to become a part of the community and build authentic relationships. In doing this they have been better equipped to meet the needs of the local people. Throughout their time there they have diligently and lovingly served those in need.
A major focus of the organization is Danica’s Dream Pregnancy Resource Centers and Medical Outreach which provides an education based program for expectant moms and their unborn child including operating a permanent medical clinic in a neighbouring community.

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.

The list of recipients we help is growing

Thanks to you, Women Helping Women have raised an impressive $60,000.00 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.

Here’s how our WHW organization works

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:

  1. 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)
  2. You can attend the presentation portion which begins after dinner (usually at 6:30 PM).
  3. You can review an online slideshow and donate through PayPal or credit card on our website.
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What can I do? How can I help?

Women and girls are being oppressed, abused and enslaved in many countries around the world.

We are fortunate women who have a voice and can raise it to increase awareness and contribute funds to help women worldwide.

Give a gift. Save a life.

Education Opportunities

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care.

The best investment

Educating girls will change developing countries. Investment in the education of girls may well be the highest return investment available in the developing world.

Violence, Slavery & Forced Prostitution

Gender-based violence is both persistent and widespread, and ranks as top public health crisis for women in the world today. In fact, women aged 15 through 45 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined

Eye Opening Realities

“There is trafficking of young women and boys into commercial sexual exploitation,” says lead author Kevin Bales, a professor of contemporary slavery at the University of Hull. “There’s slavery in carpet weaving, mining and ship breaking.”

Maternal Morbidity

Around 1,000 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications globally every day, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one every 90 seconds. Some 99 percent of maternal deaths occur in poor countries, particularly in Africa and Asia.

Need For Treatment

The World Health Organization estimates there may be as many as 50,000 to 100,000 new cases of fistula each year, yet the global treatment capacity is less than 20,000 cases a year. There is a large unmet need for treatment. Fistula is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
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Anne Frank
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