COFAPRI works with survivors of conflict rape, domestic violence and abuse, in the rural mountain villages of Eastern DR Congo. Through self-help and mutual support groups, members provide emotional support for each other. Women are also taught valuable practical skills which enable them to become economically empowered. And, whenever possible, vulnerable children (often those born of rape) are given educational equipment and their school fees are paid.
Sponsor a child: 40 USD covers the costs for one child to attend school for a term (slightly more for teenage girls, due to the cost of sanitary pads).
WEAVE empowers women in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border, teaching craft-making skills to produce ethical goods which are sold through WEAVE's social enterprise, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization.
SAWERA empowers women and internally-displaced-persons in the tribal regions of Pakistan, through teaching income-generating skills and informing them of their rights. Please help ensure that SAWERA can continue working for equality, peace and security..
Help provide education, health care and advocacy/advice servies to end outdated cultural practices such as FGM. Selected for training by the presitgious Kelley Business School, Compassion CBO guides women to set up micro-businesses in small scale farming. Compassion CBO is currently helping a young HIV positive girl whose mother is unable to afford medical bills - your help is needed!
WYCF is currently leading an Ebola education programme involving 10 Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in Freetown. They work in two communities: Kroo Bay - a slum area, home to around 6,000 people. WYCF manages one primary school and is developing plans for a flood-proof school. Kroo Bay is currently a high risk area with regard to Ebola. George Brook - an underdeveloped hillside area, home to around 5,000 people. There are two schools in this community, one of which is being built and managed by WYCF. Please help WYCF to prevent the spread of Ebola, at the same time as continuing essential work with the schools.