FH gears up for upcoming International Women’s Day!

Women of all ages make up one of the most vulnerable populations in the world. They face violence, discrimination, lack of basic rights, lack of education and more.

As women living in America, it’s important to remember and support our sisters around the globe as they struggle. It’s also important to celebrate these women as they become educated, inspired, and empowered to escape the chains of poverty.

At Food for the Hungry (FH) we invite you to join us in celebrating and supporting women across the world on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013.

Q: How can you help us recognize women on this day?
A: You are already helping us. Every day. And we are truly grateful for all that you have done. With your generous support, FH has been able to help women overcome poverty through our Women of Action program.

Women of Action equips women, mothers and business leaders to reach their God-given potential through savings and learning groups. These groups meet regularly to learn about livelihood, savings, stewardship, legal rights, parenting and health.

One such woman who has faced and overcome the obstacles of living in a male-dominated society is Jahanara, from Dhunot, Bangladesh. Jahanara is the president of her neighborhood savings group. With help and training from FH staff, she is organizing a group of 20 women to learn and work together to save money and improve their lives.

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She is making great strides in her community as a female leader and is a positive role model to younger women in the village.

Not only is Jahanara an inspiration as an empowered woman, but she fully embraces her femininity and teaches others to live as a beautiful daughter of Christ. Despite the living conditions in her poverty-stricken community, Jahanara unveils beauty in her home by placing bright red collars on her goats and planting a flower garden in her courtyard.

What a remarkable woman!

We love sharing stories about women like Jahanara, who deserve a worldwide celebration, but at the same time, there is still much work to be done. We must not forget those who are still struggling.

So we ask for your continued support and action as International Women’s Day approaches.

How you can get involved:

  • Join and participate in the FH International Women’s Day 5K held in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday March 10, 2013. Register using the form below.
  • Host your own 5K in support of women around the globe. Click here to find out how.
  • You can help FH continue its work through our Women of Action program by giving a donation.

Register for the Walk