In 2024, AWIU awarded grants to 14 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage

2024 AWIU Representative List Of Grant Recipients

Congo Restoration Girls School of Compassion
To furnish a library for a girls primary school and complete a textbook collection

Prince & Princess Academy
To complete the construction of a library and computer lab

Tejidos Cotzal
To continue the weaving project that has been previously funded

Organisation Force des Femmes Guinee
To continue a tailoring skills training project that was also funded in 2023

Oasis Charitable Trust
To develop tailoring and entrepreneurial skills. The recipients will then help pay for sewing machines for other girls

Winners Group Initiative
To purchase three washing machines so that women in the community can open a laundromat

Ezeora Women Farmers Association
To provide cassava processing equipment and train women on sustainable farming practices

Comprehensive Care and Support Initiative Nigeria
To equip the maternity ward at Agungwu Community Health Center with vital medical equipment like an ultrasound machine, delivery bed, baby scale, and oxygen concentrator


Women Arises Association
To provide solar lanterns to 40 orphan girls, so that they can study at night

Women in Action
To collect used tires and repurpose them into shoes

Rural Women and Girls Empowerment Forum
To develop fish farming skills

HOMODI (Hope of Young Mothers Development Initiative)
To develop modernized cassava growing methods

Youth and Women for Social and Economic Empowerment
To build a well, which will serve four villages

Banda Women Initiative for All (BAWONIFA)
To train women in cassava cultivation and entrepreneurial skills

2024 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage

Benafsha Yaqoobi, Afghanistan
Fawzia Karim Firoze, Bangladesh
Volha Harbunova, Belarus
Ajna Jusić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Myintzu Win, Burma
Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Cuba
Fátima Corozo, Ecuador
Fatou Baldeh, The Gambia
Fariba Balouch, Iran
Rina Gonoi, Japan
Rabha El Haymar, Morocco
Agather Atuhaire, Uganda

International Women of Courage Alumnae

Sirikan "June" Charoensiri (Thailand, 2018)

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