Vital Job-Skills Training for 500 Afghan Women

by Women for Women International
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Summary

By providing 500 women with job-skills training, Afghan women can participate in the reconstruction of their communities, helping them not just to live but to thrive.
$25,732
total raised
247
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Despite the fall of the Taliban, social indicators for women in Afghanistan remain starkly low. There are few economic opportunities for women, as well as a large educational gap left by Taliban policies that forbade women from attending school. Women for Women International will provide vocational and technical skills training so women are equipped with the resources to earn an income, helping them support their families and rebuild their communities.

Solution

500 women will receive training in skills viable in their economy such as jewelry production, shoe-making, agri-business and food production. Women will also receive business training, including basic accounting, pricing and marketing.

Long-Term Impact

Helping women move from victim to survivor to active citizen benefits families, communities and nations. Program graduates have become businesswomen, farmers and community leaders; supporting our conviction that stronger women build stronger nations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org
Women for Women International

Organization Information

Women for Women International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org
Project Leader:
Lyndsay Booth
Online Marketing Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 247 donors like you, a total of $25,732 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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