Women for Women International
In 2010, upon the suggestion of a friend, Ann Marie embarked on her first journey to Rwanda to engage with marginalized women in the war-torn country with Women for Women International. There, she witnessed these women embracing skills in earning and saving money, developing health and well-being, influencing decisions in their homes and communities, and creating support networks in their communities. Ann Marie has sponsored a number of women through Women for Women International’s educational program, one of which has used her education to invest in a cow, goat, pig and phone.
Women for Women International creates sustainable change in these countries, significantly increasing the daily average income of these women. By bringing women together to learn life, business, and vocational skills, Women for Women International empowers women to create change for their own lives, their families’ lives, and the well-being of the community.