The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund provides small grants for
grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
NEWS AND UPDATES
VGIF grantees tackle multiple and layered problems - often within a single project. Our former grantee Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women, for example, trained women in re-usable menstrual pad production as well as in eco-solar cooking to improve the health, wellness and hygiene of over 400 women and girls. Photo Credit: Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women
Current and former Executive Directors, Elisabet Eklind and Fay Kittelson, joined forces this week to collaborate on a VGIF video for our upcoming 45th Anniversary Celebration being held on Friday, October 24th. To read the latest updates and/or to purchase tickets online, please visit http://www.vgif.org/45/. Photo Credit: Molaundo Jones
VGIF member, Gomathy Venkateswar, recently conducted a site visit of 2012 grantee Namlo Nepal in Sabhung Village. Of her trip, Gomathy expressed her excitement for the project and how impressed she was that "these women realized their dreams of being independent and self-employed." We look forward to sharing more details from the visit once the final report is complete! Photo Credit: Gomathy Venkateswar (pictured center)