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.
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.
Mentoring girls 15-18 who were rescued from sex trafficking in developing self-esteem, setting boundaries and resources for re-entry in society.
Mentoring victims of sex trafficking in the restorative stages at the Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA
In the 2016 Documentary, 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, Loving Greatly, Standing Firmly share personal stories and research on the problem of sex trafficking in the United States and the women who are leading the way for change.
Women Like Us Foundation One Girl at a Time Program has impacted thousands of girls in primarily Los Angeles and Indianapolis by bringing the program into schools. Included in the program is larger gatherings, Girls Night In, exposing groups of girls to resources and workshops for developing life skills and knowledge.
Women Like Us Foundation Circle of Giving is a new organizational national donor group who collectively funds grants for significant impact in line with the mission of Women Like Us Foundation.
Marketing initiatives include digital, social media, active blog and radio-spot light efforts alongside localized fundraising events.
HOMES OF HOPE-HOMELESSNESS
N A NOEL SCHOOL-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