- Created: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 12:07
Meeting Amela, my first sponsored sister, in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last month, I had the opportunity to meet face to face with Amela, my first ever sponsored ‘sister’. Ten years ago, I sponsored Amela to take part in Women for Women International’s year-long training programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We exchanged several letters over the course of the year. She told me about the skills she was learning, how they were helping her to start her own business and earn an income to support her family.
When I signed up to sponsor a woman, I saw it as a chance to make a tangible change in someone’s life. To hear about the impact of my support in her own words was such a privilege.
However, what I didn’t expect was how my connection with Amela would enrich my own life. She taught me that we truly have more in common than the things that divide us.
Right now, the demand for Women for Women International’s programmes has never been greater. We desperately need more sponsors to help us enrol more women and give them an opportunity to transform their lives.
Please sign up to sponsor a sister today You could help to change a woman’s life – and she could also change yours.
Sponsoring a sister is so much more than a financial donation. Building personal connections between women around the world, and reaching out to say, ‘You are not forgotten’, is at the heart of Women for Women International.
By starting a sponsorship today, you will help a woman like Amela enrol in our programme where she will form bonds with other women, learn valuable job skills, gain understanding of her rights and start on the path to a more independent future.