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What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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My favorite social action was being a sponsor for Jacinta Onoro, a Nigerian woman participating in Women for Women International. Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). Each woman is paired with a sponsor whose donation helps to cover some of their basic necessities (food, water, medicine).

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Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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The show ended, and I immediately signed up to be a Women for Women International sponsor. In small groups, the women learned basic business and marketing skills. They enrolled in special job skills classes designed to meet the market needs of their community.

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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The way we do that is by asking every single woman around the world to sponsor one woman at a time by sending her $27 a month, along with a letter to start a communication link between the two women. Our country director in Rwanda was a refugee all her life.