Twenty women helping 20 women
What can happen when 20 women gather?
In Rwanda there’s a beautiful proverb, “One stick is easy to break but 20 sticks, bound together, are strong.”
There’s strength in numbers and when women gather, change happens. When women dream and plan together, the outcomes are so much greater than our individual efforts.
This is true in every part of the world.
Which is why we’re excited to launch a new fundraising initiative called “Twenty20 Women”.
The idea is to have a group of 20 women fund a group of 20 women in Rwanda. It’s so simple.
We provide you with a basket of 20 fair trade items to sell for $30 each. You can run a high tea or house party. If you provide the food and venue charging each guest $30, then each woman can choose a gift from the basket. Each basket funds a Self Help Group; 20 women for life.
We’ll provide you with a short video you can watch at your event about how the Grassroots Rwanda project is changing the lives of the poorest women in Rwanda. You will hear about the ways the women become independent and self-sustaining, able to care and provide for their own families.
It’s a great way to enjoy the company of your friends as well as help other women around the world.
We’re excited to see how it works and hear your stories.
Kelley and the Foxglove Team