International Women's Day 2018

 

International Women's Day 2018


Dear Friends,

As announced earlier this year, FOH has been called to support the birth of an 'atelier de couture' for Burundian refugee women in Rwanda... to make them economically independent and able to educate their children.
Together with a sponsor, Mrs. Brigitte Burgisser, I visited the refugees camp in Mahama, 4 hours from Kigali, where more than 70,000 people live: the majority are women of all ages and children. We participated to the new year festivity organized by Marguerite Barankitse, known internationally as the mother of Burundi.
We saw old women bearing the weight of 2 civil wars in their eyes as well the loss of children, husbands and friends. We saw beautiful but desperate  young women looking for an income for their children without being obliged to accept sexual proposals. We saw children with beautiful smiles showing their joy when they received even a simple orange. For those women we ask you to open your heart with generosity and empathy.

Let's celebrate the International Women's Day by sharing some gifts and receiving smiles of gratitude from Mahama's women.

With sincere and deep gratitude, I wish you to let grace and trust take your hand and accompany you on your path.
Yours truly,

Graziella Zanoletti
Founder & President
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