WILPower News
A Biweekly Update on WIL and its Partners
March 14, 2022
The GIFT of Language and Learning
for Peruvian Girls
Guest Speaker Theresa Ramos
Join us for a conversation with former Philadelphian, Theresa Ramos, on giving children the gift of reading with WIL's support.

Six years ago, Theresa Ramos moved to Carhuaz, Peru after years of working and living in Philadelphia. She partnered with Artesanos Don Bosco and began an intensive English language learning program for school children in the area. The group received two grants from WIL to assist in their language projects.

Join us for wine, light snacks and an informal conversation with Theresa.

Monday, March 28 5:00 - 6:30pm
Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

WIL Annual Appeal
WIL’s annual appeal is our major fundraising effort for 2022.
Make your donation online at www.wil-gp.org.
WIL is a 501(c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible.
Banks Funded / Grants Awarded
Your WIL MicroFinance and Grants Committees have been working!
See the lists below for new banks and empowerment grants that have been awarded
New MicroFinance Loan Projects:

-- Adelante (Honduras)

-- Esperanza (Dominican Republic)

-- Kanam Women Initiative (Kenya)

-- Namaste (Guatemala)
Recently Awarded Empowerment Grants:
-- Alpha Women Empowerment Initiative (Uganda) Cassava Milling to Produce Flour
-- Buiga Sunrise Centre (Uganda) Mother/Baby CARE Program
-- DreamCode Education Foundation (Nigeria) Literacy Program for Girls
-- Fred Kiserem Epileptic Foundation (Kenya) Tailoring Skills for Women with Epilepsy
-- Girls Leading Africa (Nigeria) Girls to Entrepreneurial Women Project
-- Okoa Maisha Ya Watoto (Tanzania) Piggery and Poultry Project for Grandmothers
-- With Women Kisoboka (Uganda) Vertical Gardening for Urban Areas
WIL Members - We Still Need You!
Will you consider joining one of the following committees and help us to make the best use of WIL talent?
Many of you have attended programs and trips and have seen our updates on social media. We would love your input to make this organization as impactful as it can be. We can only do that with your help.

Please respond by sending your interest and/or questions to WIL at wilofgp@gmail.com
A few members of the Service Committee
The following committees need YOU!
Programs - Marketing - Travel
WIL / WFN - A Collaboration Effort
WIL Partners with Women’s Funding Network (WFN) in 2022
Over the past few years, WIL has been investigating the possibility of partnering with different organizations that can help us expand our reach to empower underserved women. WIL has decided to partner with the Women's Funding Network (WFN) for the year 2022. WFN is a large organization with over 125 member organizations, all designed for the purpose of promoting women’s issues including advocacy for social & economic justice, equality, and respect for human rights. Most of these organizations work in various communities throughout the US, however, 19 of these organizations, including WIL, have a global reach, which includes Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin and South America, and Asia.
WFN sponsors meetings, funding, and advocacy for multiple women’s empowerment projects. They publish a weekly newsletter that provides up-to-date activities within their organization and the network. Some of these activities are open to WIL members. Registration for some activities are free but others have a fee. We are looking forward to partnering with WFN to learn whether they can help us identify programs, partners for funding (Micro Finance & Grants) and service. We will forward the WFN weekly newsletter to WIL membership for through the WIL listserv.

For questions about WFN, contact Mary Osbakken
WIL Members - Do you have a news item to share? Email your submissions to Renee Brandon. Please submit at least a week before you want articles to appear.
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