I don’t have lots of disposable income and time is something I am always trying to find more of. Despite these things I always want to contribute and make a difference where possible. I recently learned about a wonderful group, Women for Women International. It is a program where you can sponsor woman survivor of war. These women are from places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan and many other war torn places. For a reasonable contribution of $27.00 a month you can sponsor a woman. Here is a description from their website:
Women for Women International's Sponsorship program creates a unique experience by building a one-to-one relationship between you and a woman who lives thousands of miles away. By sponsoring a woman you not only provide her with the financial assistance she needs to get back on her feet but also the hope and emotional support that are the keys to rebuilding her life after war.
When you receive your welcome kit, you'll receive the name of the woman you are sponsoring, information about her country of origin and her background information - does she have children, is she married? She learns your name too, because until she is matched with you, she cannot begin the program. So she knows it's your commitment that's given her this opportunity.
I just signed up so am eagerly awaiting my welcome kit. I will post more info when I get it. For more information about this program go to: http://www.womenforwomen.org