I have been donating money several times a year to Filmaid because of of the following:
As a young woman who has many friends from Africa and South America, I was always fascinated with their descriptions of their own struggles and experiences that they encountered or were subjected because of their gender. They explained that for many of them it was the inspiration and confidence that they were able to build because of organizations like Filmaid. Seeing images of women and girls openly expressing themselves helped them to find their voices and muster their courage to believe they could be more than limited versions of themselves that their villages or societies were appropriate for them. Thanks to filmed many women began to think of their dreams instead of just making marriage and children their main focus. And as a result of the this wonderful transformation many of these women will be able to obtain an education, gain higher earnings and lift their families out of poverty.
Based on their continuous efforts to give women and men a voice I will continue to donate to this wonderful and impactful organization.
As a young man who Grown up in dadbaab I use to see tremendously efforts of filmaid international staff volunteers helping refuges to get power to tell their stories I remember filmaid initiatives allowed young refuges to come up the only news paper the refugee news paper despite the insecurity in the camp filmaid continue to change the lives of the refuges through power of film worldwide
If I could make a wish (other than peace on earth, food, shelter, clean water and health care for all) it would be to start an NGO like FilmAid. And I guess that wish came true because there IS a NGO like that and it's FilmAid!!!. It gives people a chance. Can you imagine how bored the young people are in refugee camps, bored and unhappy? What a dangerous combination. FilmAid gives them a purpose. They can create. AND they can see that their work can spread their stories around the world. They can save lives. I am not a rich person, but FilmAid is my gift of choice. I make donations for friends and family. for birthdays, Christmas, Chanukah or whatever possible reason. And, I ask for that gift in return. I just love it.