Supporters double donations to campaign for women

 Caritas Australia’s Women for the World campaign helps women like Aloma from the Philippines ( Caritas Australia/Richard Wainwright)

A group of supporters has pledged to double donations to Caritas Australia’s Women for the World campaign from today to September 23 to help reach a target of $250,000.

The campaign brings Australians together to help empower vulnerable women with the skills and resources they need to take control of their lives and forge their path out of poverty.

Women around the world are disproportionately affected by poverty, food insecurity and gender-based violence. According to UN Women, COVID-19 is likely to push an additional 47 million women into poverty by the end of this year.

Eleanor Trinchera, Caritas Australia’s Program Coordinator for the Philippines, said donations to the campaign would help vulnerable women who are striving to create a better future for their families and communities – women like Aloma in the Philippines.

“In the Philippines, there are as many as 20 typhoons in a year, and infrastructure can take years to rebuild. Aloma lost her home during Typhoon Santi and afterwards joined the Integrated Community Development Program, supported by Caritas Australia, to learn skills to rebuild her life, including bookkeeping, ecological conservations skills, Disaster Risk Reduction and sustainable farming,” Ms Trinchera said.

“These valuable skills not only mean that she’s been able to rebuild her life, but have helped her support her community as well. She has become a community leader, training others so that they can be better prepared to withstand emergencies, including typhoons and the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

Details: Caritas Australia - matched giving to double your impact today.

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