Women With a Cause provides economic development programs that will focus on education and skill training for women that will enable them to be lifted out of poverty and lead them to self-sufficiency.
History of Women With a Cause
Inspired by a World Vision AIDS Day Breakfast in 2005, Women With A Cause founder, Susan Kiely, learned about the plight of women in the developing world and a journey began.
Women With A Cause is dedicated to providing training in areas where there are job opportunities for women. In Hyberabad, India training centers provide classes in sewing. In Yetebon, Ethiopia a center for women has been established that provides computer training. In Denver, Colorado Women With A Cause is partnering with Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Regis University, and University of Colorado School of Nursing. These partnerships will provide opportunities for homeless and/or low income mothers and homeless and/or low income women veterans to take classes in the area of Health Sciences.
Women With A Cause is an all-volunteer organization made up of women who use their gifts and talents toward alleviating poverty and changing the lives of women around the world.
- Built two training centers in India
- Helped establish a primary school in Uttamary, India
- Launched “one of a kind” silk jacket business in Hyderabad, India
- Launched a program that educated over 800 Indian women in the area of sewing and self-empowerment through financial education and micro lending techniques
- Enabled dozens of women from the United States to go to India and teach sewing skills to impoverished women
- Established computer training center in Ethiopia
- Created awareness of Third World conditions for women through events such as International Women’s Day and workshops
- Established the WE Initiative that will provide education for homeless and/or low income mothers and homeless and/or low income veterans