In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to tell you about my new sister, Furaha. I found out a few weeks ago that she is my sister. We might not live close by, but she is close to my heart. She lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. She is a survivor of war and has 4 children of her own. I am so thrilled to be sponsoring a woman who will be undergoing a transformation that will allow her to regain control of her life. Through the Women for Women International program, she will learn about women’s rights, allowing her to take greater control over the decisions that govern her life and that of her children; she will learn technical and business skills that will allow her to sustain income; she will receive direct cash assistance and emotional support, and when she graduates, she will be given access to jobs or tools to start her own business.
Check out this video on the organization’s message and meet some of these strong women of war:
After reading Half the Sky, I just had to do something. I decided to become a sister-sponsor and chose a woman in the Congo, where there is the greatest of need. As I write this, tears are trickling down my face. I love her so much even though I haven’t gotten to hear her voice or give her a hug. I know that we are connected.
We are ALL connected.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, is there a special woman you can help? Mother, daughter, friend? Please leave me a message below. Big love to you.
PS. I donate 5% of program packages to Women For Women International. Know in your heart by working with me, you are also helping a sister in need.