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'Coup de Coeur' for humanitarian actions

Dear Friends,

In October 2002, I woke up to a dream where Afghan women needed help. The same day I was invited to a lunch where a job creation sewing workshop project was presented (atelier de couture) to support widows in Kaboul.... what a powerful message !

The Afghan women's association needed to find additional funding and I found myself stepping up to cover the missing amount.

My heart was yearning for tangible and creative ways to support women, and through this very first project was founded Friends of Humanity (FOH), a non-profit organization whose core mission is to support women through education and training.

Today 15 years later and after many small projects have been achieved, FOH is again being called to support the birth of an atelier de couture for Burundian refugee women in Kigali, Rwanda... to make them economically independent to be able to educate their children. More than 70,000 refugees live there: the majority are women and children. Spontaneously, I said yes to the project that reminded me of the beginning of my solidarity actions. The work will be supervised by "Maison Shalom" and its charismatic founder and president Marguerite Barankitse, known internationally as the mother of 10,000 children saved during the civil war in Burundi.

With Brigitte Burgisser, one of our sponsors, I will be visiting the Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda on January 2, 2018. The reason I am writing this is I know that at the end of the year each of us receive many requests for donations and most of them have a noble purpose. Because like me, I know that there is always a last minute heart-felt wish to make a dream come true for these mothers, sisters in exile who have lost everything.

Let's celebrate our festivities by sharing some gifts and receiving smiles of gratitude from Mahama's women!

In addition, one of our sponsors will match your donation so each amount received will double its worth!!! Be generous and your heart will open up to this great feeling of contributing to another's joy.

With deep gratitude, I wish you all the best and to follow the flow of life with grace and trust.


Graziella Zanoletti
Founder & President
Friends of Humanity

Friends of Humanity (FOH) is recognized as a company of Public Utility by the Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Confederation and all donations can be deducted from your annual declaration.

Your generosity is essential to allow us to continue our good endeavor. You will find our bank information below for donations:

For: Friends of Humanity
Rue des Pâquis 51
CH-1201 Genève
IBAN: CH260024024041708001W
As well as our Paypal account:



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