DINING FOR WOMEN
May 13, 2010
I became interested in Dining for Women at a Peace Colloquy when I attended a workshop about sex trafficking and modern day slave trade and learned that families in poverty are vulnerable, I had also read in Greg Mortenson's book, Three Cups of Tea that he found if he built schools for girls, they would grow up and use their education to improve their family's and community's level of medical care and education. I wanted to advocate for women in a community based way, and Dining for Women fit my needs and goals. Dining for Women provides microloans to women in poverty so they can feed their families and better themselves economically. I visited a chapter in Colorado and the chapter leader there encouraged me to start my own chapter. When I returned home to Florida, I found there was not a chapter in my town so I started one with my friends. The national organization provides wonderful support to chapters and it is easy to start and keep our chapter going. We are all excited about supporting women in this way and we have doubled our membership in 2 meetings!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I read the DFW website and partner websites donations go to; I see businesses women have started and hear their stories of how their families are now being fed. A friend investigated DFW tax documents and found the money is going where they say it is.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I started a chapter of Dining for Women in my town.