we are shaping lives
we are shaping lives
We see it as our passion and duty as women of the world to put a stop to these injustices. Gender equality is an important catalyst for social justice and the restructuring of human rights for all. The way we spread the word is by driving awareness and providing grants for women-led initiatives worldwide.
In the our documentary, Women Like Us. Three Journeys. One Mission. To Change the World., Women Like Us tells the stories of women who are sex trafficked and those women who are leading initiatives to eradicate it.
The most recent Women Like Us Book, Women Like Us. Together...Changing the World by our Founder and President, Linda Rendleman, we share personal stories of women fighting to end sex trafficking and homelessness and advocating for education both locally and globally.
Women Like Us Foundation has a long history of creating awareness of sex trafficking both locally and globally. Our support of women's leadership against sex trafficking is making a difference for lives of women and girls.
We've ridden along with police and volunteers to speak with victims of trafficking, offering 800 numbers, hot chocolate, conversation and compassion, we are committed to outreach and eradication.
Women Like Us Foundation's efforts to fund and support women's leadership in eliminating homelessness in important to the future of our country. Homelessness is a catalyst for and can be a result of the growth of sex trafficking. It becomes a reality that the only way to be cared for is to sell one's body and a homeless woman or girl can be lured into this way of life. Children who have been in foster care, living from relative to relative, sleeping here and there and then showing up for school are considered homeless.
Women Like Us Foundation knows that education is key. And investing in education for women and girls leads to economic empowerment and growth. When women and girls are educated, they bring their children, families and communities along with them which results in more education and empowerment.
HOMES OF HOPE-HOMELESSNESS
N A NOEL SCHOOL-EDUCATION
ONE GIRL AT A TIME- EDUCATION
DREAM CENTER- SEX TRAFFICKING
LUONG UNG FOUNDATION-EDUCATION
SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION-SEX TRAFFICKING
A BETTER WAY-HOMELESSNESS
GIRLS UNDER CONSTRUCTION-EDUCATION
OLMALAIKA HOME-HOMELESSNESS/FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
VICTORIOUS TEENS BRIDGE-EDUCATION
We raised funds for a clean water tank, worked on the ground with the girls and helped carry water from the river, make bread, wash their clothes and interviewed them for our documentary to create awareness.
Needs: We are currently raising funds for a second dormitory to house more girls who are victims of FGM.
We built 3 latrines, supplied lunches, and medical assistance for the children, and most recently built a water tank to hold rain water for a future garden. In addition, we helped with transportation to Nairobi and medical bills to restore a young girls eye sight. The children and Mrs Tom, the school manager, are in our documentary to create awareness of their school.
NEEDS: We are currently raising funds for a water pump and piping to send water to a garden which will provide plants to feed the children at the school and tomatoes and potatoes to sell to the villagers to sustain the school.
We donated school supplies, sanitary pads and toothbrushes/toothpaste and issued a grant for developmental resources and field trips for teens to help them understand the world of work and understanding self-sustaining futures. Ann Kabui is interviewed in our documentary to create awareness of her work.
NEEDS: We are currently raising funds for sanitary towel kits that will allow girls in northern Kenya to stay in school during their menstrual cycle.
Homes for Hope Women Like Us Foundation brought 55 volunteers to the Dominican Republic and built homes for three homeless families.
El Yue Women's Center we provided grants for new library, computers and school supplies.
We provided Carbon Elementary School grants for textbooks, painted building, construction, provided electrical upgrades and a well for clean water and English teacher salaries.
Ramana's Garden Orphanage we provided grants for building a girls dormitory
Shanti Uganda Birthing Center we provided grants for birthing center, midwife and birthing kits.