A big thank you to all of the Dining For Women Chapters who are supporting Children of Vietnam's Empowering Foundation for Women and Their Children this month!
With your support, COV will be able to provide customized programs for single mothers living in poverty so that they will be empowered for a better future.
Empowering Foundations for Women and their Children (EFWC)
The Mission: Changing the lives of impoverished, homeless and handicapped children in Vietnam by addressing the root causes of poverty for vulnerable populations including impoverished single mothers with dependent children.
The Program: EFWC is a special initiative to promote income sustainability for struggling, single mothers. DFW will support 75 women through EFWC that will work to develop personal empowerment plans to lift families out of poverty through training, microloans, healthcare and improved housing. DFW's goal is to provide a grant for $45,000 to be disbursed over a 2 year period.
Why we love this program: This is a powerful program with an individual approach as these women face a myriad of barriers that trap them in poverty. It requires a multi-faceted effort to confront the causes of poverty as a single solution often fails . EFWC will work collaboratively with each woman to develop an empowerment plan by assessing needs, identifying strengths and defining personal goals. Ultimate GOAL: for each mother to be in charge of her future and to earn a stable income that sustains the family.