I just recently started volunteering with WWHI and I can already see the intense commitment each and every person puts into this organization. I feel as though the attention and support WWHI gives to the women in communities in which they would otherwise ignored is truly remarkable.
WWHI really has a great idea that to build a community, building up the women in the community is crucial. This has been proven and WWHI does a wonderful job of bringing money and resources together to educate and enable these women in underdeveloped countries.
I have been volunteering with WWHI for a few months now and I am so greatful to be involved with an organization that specifically focuses on helping Women. Although I am not currently living in Utah or attending any regular events, I love hearing stories of our success. Recently, Dana shared some of her experience from a recent trip to Sengal. It is amazing that she and her team have been able to travel over there
I have spent the past 9 months working with this amazing organization. My interest and support began based on its sole purpose of helping women in need of greater healthcare access, especially mothers. Mothers are vital to any community as nurturers, caretakers, economic providers, and in the education and development of the next generation. WWHI differs from other organizations in that it is organizationally solid, with a talented and dedicated team of core volunteers who make WWHI's mission a priority in their lives. I recently accompanied the Executive Director and a few other staff members to Senegal, where we are currently working, and experienced first hand a global community of women working together to improve and sustain lives.
Everybody at WWHI is so committed with the organization and with the cause. It's a great place to volunteer because we have space to say what we think and to give new ideas. As a volunteer, I feel like my work is appreciated and I am allowed to use my talents to make a difference in the world. I haven't been with WWHI for long, but it's been a great pleasure to work along side these wonderful people.
I have been a volunteer with WWHI for over two years. I clearly remember our first meeting. In a crowd of roughly a dozen people I felt as if we had the power of hundreds. The group was diverse but I left with a feeling of awe for the passion, compassion, and careful attention to principles that was displayed by the group. Last week I returned from our trip to Senegal with that same feeling of awe at the skill and understanding of the volunteers, the strength of our organization and immense gratitude for the people in Senegal with whom we are collaborating.
We have partners who are methodical and careful.
We have recipients who are grateful and not just expecting a handout.
We have programs that are sustainable and targeted to the specific need of the community.
We have volunteers who are knowledgable in their fields and who are culturally sensitive and careful to support and empower the recipients not take over.
WWHi is doing important work with Women in Senegal. Helping women have safe pregnancies and healthy babies is a serious imperative in the third world today. After talking with the staff it is obvious that WWHI has the expertise, experience, and organization to get the job done!
I recently spoke with WWHI Executive Director Dana Allison. She and her staff celebrated Women's Day in Senegal, West Africa, where they met with private sector partners to further WWHI's initiatives. I'm continually amazed at the passion, vision and fortitude of its leaders. Their tireless efforts and strategic, economical programs help preserve the dignity of women in Senegal. I'm honored to associate with this truly great nonprofit that empowers women to live healthier, happier lives.
WWHI focuses on saving women and infants in vulnerable populations. In Senegal, Africa women die unnecessarily from preventable complications during pregnancy and childbirth. When the mothers die, their children are 14 times more likely to die. For the children who do survive, their outlook is bleak as they are given to relatives or sold into sex slavery. Mothers focus on the family well being and strengthening their communities. If we can save mother's, we can change the world. WWHI's approach is building self-sustaining maternal healthecare.