After an extremely competitive selection process, we are proud to announce that WISER International has been named a 2018 featured grantee by Dining for Women (DFW). This grant, for nearly $50,000, will allow WISER to build the sexual, economic, and interpersonal agency of 975 girls in rural Kenya through experiential learning, leadership development, and reproductive health education in a healthy and empowering environment.
Dining for Women is a nonprofit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. DFW inspires, educates, and engages people to invest in grassroots programs that make a meaningful difference for women and girls around the world. Each year, DFW chooses twelve organizations, one for each month, as featured grantees to be awarded up to $50,000 in support of their work.
Dining for Women says, “We love WISER’s focus and outreach to vulnerable at-risk adolescent girls across rural Kenya in their offering of a holistic high quality education.” This grant will ensure a healthy environment for 60 new first-year students, provide critical academic resources for all WISER girls, and empower hundreds of girls both on and off WISER’s campus through health and leadership programs.
You can learn more about our selection and view our featured grantee page here.
We are excited to be featured by Dining for Women and grateful for their support in our mission to empower girls!