WIN’s Women Empowerment Fund provides scholarships to individuals and funding to projects that can improve lives and enable economic and individual empowerment. Knowing that we are stronger when we join together, WIN has donated 3-5% of its income each year to women’s causes through the WIN fund, which also receives contributions from individuals and companies. Despite our small size we have awarded more than 1,000 scholarships and supported numerous initiatives. We welcome you to make a difference by making a contribution.
WIN Empowerment fund
Organizations We Support
Global Foundation for Women and Development
Daughters of Kenya
This platform brings together around 100 women and men of all generations for three days of learning, sharing of experiences, good practices, and networking for the advancement of women. The main goal has been to develop the potential of women and young women, without any discrimination in social status, so that they can become the main actors of their own development and help raise up their families, their communities, and their organisations.
Global Foundation for Women and Development is based in Accra, Ghana. It is an activist group that aims to provide a platform for the socio-economic empowerment and development of women. The group mentors younger women to help them achieve more for themselves and support their communities.
Daughters of Kenya is a non-profit organization working towards improving the lives of vulnerable girls and young mothers in Kenya. They work to ensure that every orphaned and vulnerable girl is able to experience the love and security that only a family can provide. Their mission focuses on education, ending violence against children and economic sustainability.
WIN provides support to special projects targeting issues faced by women and girls around the world. These have included a school project in Sierra Leone, conferences and events to empower women in Cameroon, initiatives with schoolgirls in India, and community projects in Maison Shalom, Burundi. Some of these projects have been initiated by past scholarship winners who gain inspiration and tools to accelerate their work at WIN.
Maison Shalom was founded in 1993 by Marguerite (Maggi) Barankitse, in the aftermath of the civil war. WIN raised €6,000 at one event to help provide a more sustainable living environment for the children and volunteers of the community. The funds were used to provide 20 cows, which were allocated to 20 fostering families with an average of 8 members. In 2016, Maggi Barankitse was named as the inaugural laureate of the $1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.
The WIN Girls Project awarded scholarships to deserving students to allow them to benefit from higher education for a minimum of 3 years. During this period, girls were provided with college fees and a small stipend each month for books and study materials. Each scholarship holder committed to reaching out to at least 10 other girls every year to encourage them to understand the benefits of study, not getting married too young, and helping others in society.
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