Team 500 for 500

500 for 500 [Women for Women International]

Fundraising for Women for Women International UK
raised of £5,000 target


Thanks for taking the time to visit our '500 for 500' JustGiving page, where we're fundraising and raising awareness for Women for Women. You can get involved by:

🦸‍♀️ Donating, 

💪 Joining in the fun and taking on the 500 for 500 challenge (walk or run 500km in 8 weeks), or

👩‍💻 Spreading the word.

We appreciate all of your support!


Team 1: Ruth and Gid Waxman Barth - 550km! 🎯

Team 2: Jacob, Tanya and Wini 🐾 Frankel-Waxman - 508km 🎯

Team 3: Sarah Sofer, Shayna Cooper, Hannah Waxman and Rachel Shaw - 445km so far 

Team 4: Hannah Goldstein and Miriam Westbrook - 600km 🎯

Team 5: Pooja Bhasker and Paul Reid - 396km so far

Team 6: John Alloway

Team 7: Andrew Mercieca

Team 8: Giulia Corbetta and Martin Bellon Mendez - 128km so far

Team 9: Max Sheldrake and Georgina Brian - 543km 🎯

Team 10: Dan & Andie Mortimer

Team 11: Louisa Plant 

Team 12: Simon Edwards - 515km, and counting.. 🎯

Team 13: SHINE (@shine.coaching): Naomi, Sara, Lucy, Nadine, Suzanne, Chantal, Shoshi - 512km! 🎯

Team 14: Bryan Huang and Lorraine Lau

Team 15: Ernesta Spathas, Fiona Callaghan, James Poole

Team 16: Sunny Pekic and Tasmin Bahia

Team 17: Chris and Ran Young 

Team 18: Collette Brady and Simon Waters

Team 19: Ben Ings

Team 20: Steph Lipman and Jennifer Lipman - 565km! 🎯

Team 21: Sam Leek and Jonathan, Josh and Jackson 🐾 Waxman - 600km 🎯

Team 22: Natalie Emden - 503km! 🎯

Team 23: Harry Stokoe


Women for Women was founded in 1993 to help women survivors of war and conflict rebuild their lives and communities. They have since supported over 500,000 women across 8 conflict-affected countries, for example, Afghanistan, Nigeria, DRC and Rwanda, through a combination of social, health and economic empowerment training. 

At the core of their work, women enrol in a 12-month programme, where they, along with 24 other women: 

👭 Build support networks

💰 Develop skills to earn and save money, as well as marketable job skills such as tailoring

🦸‍♀️ Learn about their rights, such as voting rights or divorce

🩺 Improve health and wellbeing for them and their families through practical knowledge on fundamental areas such as reproductive health, hygiene and nutrition 

These groups provide crucial tight-knit support systems and the impact is huge, both on the individual women, and the families and communities they support and contribute to. The women run businesses together, save money and stand up for their rights. When we invest in women, they lift up those around them.

Randomised controlled trials (RCT) have shown after 12-months in the programme, women had gains in gross earnings, savings and access to credit. They had increased participation in household decision-making, felt more in control of their lives and had improved their family's health and wellbeing (e.g. through diversified diets and lower rates of anxiety). 

To find out more about their Impact:

During emergencies like Covid-19, women and girls are often impacted the most, making the work Women for Women does more important than ever right now. 

To 'sponsor a sister' through the programme, it costs £289. We will walk or run a metre for everyone woman reached to date (500km) over the 8 weeks, representing each country where their work is conducted. We're doing this to enable Women for Women to continue the incredible work they do, in the hopes that another 500,000 women can be lifted up through the programme in the future. 

🦸‍♀️ Our target: 

We'd like to, together with you, sponsor 1️⃣7️⃣ women and provide training to empower them to improve the lives of their family and their communities.

💪 Join us! 

Finally, we would love for you to join our #500for500 challenge. If you'd like to, as a team of any size or individual, please let us know and we'll add you to this team JustGiving page. We'll start the challenge on Sunday 7 February - Sunday 4 April.

👩‍💻 Learn more and spread the word about Women for Women's work at:

#strongerwomenstrongernations #500for500 #womenforwomen 

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About the charity

Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.

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