In 2023, AWIU awarded grants to 19 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage

2023 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage

Zakira Hekmat, Afghanistan
Alba Rueda, Argentina
Danièle Darlan, Central African Republic
Doris Rios Ríos, Costa Rica
Meaza Mohammed Ibrahim, Ethiopia
Hadeel Abdel Aziz, Jordan
Bakhytzhan Toregozhina, Kazakhstan
Ras Adiba Binti Mohd Radzi, Malaysia
Bolor Ganbold, Mongolia
Bianka Zalewska, Poland
Yulia Paievska, Ukraine

2023 AWIU Representative List Of Grant Recipients

AWEI - Alpha Women Empowerment Initiative
Training single mothers in fish pond construction, tilapia management and entrepreneurship

Anasi Farmers Association
Training and equipment for 30 young mothers in vegetable farming

Days For Future
Piglets to grandmothers project

DARUDEFO - Divine Action Rural Development Foundation
Training in forming and selling briquettes while using local resources to develop sustainable energy

FOWAC - Foundation for Women Afflicted by Conflict
Training and materials for school uniforms and reusable sanitary pads sewing projects

RUGLI - Rwenzori United Group For Improvement
Care and management of goats

WAA - Women Arises Association
Solar panel for a maternity ward

Asociación Grupo de Cajolá
Library books

Tejidos Cotzal
Weaving projects

Asociación Legión Honduras
Purchase and training in the use of dental equipment

Association D'Espoir/Gaia Vaccine
Nutritional program for children

ASER - Association for Social and Educational Rehabilitation
Providing goats and follow up veterinary care

Congo Restoration Girls School of Compassion
Finishing 5th and 6th grade classrooms

FEA - Femmes En Action (Women in Action)
Sewing training for 25 women

Ivory Coast Mothers and Children
Nutritional program for children and upgrades to hospital

MMRS - Modern Model Residential School
Providing beds and other furniture for dorms

Training of traditional birth attendants

Prince & Princess Academy
Developing a library and providing books and a computer

Turkana Community Foundation
Revolving dairy goat purchase and management for widows with HIV/AIDS

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