Chota Rutebuka from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Chota who is in a formal union and has 5 children, was enrolled on her course on 1st May 2018 and graduated on 30th April 2019. Mwamihigo Ntabaza from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Mwamihigo who is in a formal union and has 4 children, was enrolled on her course on 1st May 2017 and graduated on 30th April 2018. Ruth Yakubu from Nigeria – Ruth is married but currently has no children, was enrolled on her course on 1st January 2017 and graduated on 31st December 2017. Claudine Nirere from Rwanda – Claudine who is married with 5 children, was enrolled on her course on 1st July 2015 and graduated on 30th June 2016. Jane Kiden from South Sudan – Jane who is married with 4 children, was enrolled on her course
The year long training course the sponsored sister undertakes consists of the following modules: Module 1 – ‘Sustaining an Income’. * How to overcome stereotypes and inequalities that prevent women from gaining economic self-sufficiency. * Increasing their confidence and challenging beliefs that women’s value is secondary to that of men. * How to manage family resources, and the value of saving. * The different types of economic activities they can become involved in, including regular and self-employment, group enterprises, and cooperatives. Module 2 – ‘Health and Wellbeing’. * The prevention, treatment and management of key health issues in the family and community, and how women in particular are affected. * Psychological health: learning to identify symptoms of stress and actions she can take to relieve it. Through storytelling and discussion, the sponsored sister and her classmates will learn to support each other and will receive
May 2019 Our latest Sponsored Sister Munguakonkwa Mutula who lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now enrolled in the programme and will shortly begin attending classes every week. Munguakonkwa is in a formal union and has 4 children.
Women for Women International support the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. A year long programme enables a woman to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their family and community. Since 1993 Women for Women International has helped more than 479,000 women. www.womenforwomen.org.uk