Latest news from Lombok, Indonesia – Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building

Article from a report written by Isla Winarto Project Director SI Jakarta Project, Lombok, Indonesia - Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building 24 September, 2019 in collaboration with Lily Kasoem Project Manager SI Jakarta Project. The Construction of the Village Well Construction of the well in Rembitan was

A $10,000 boost to the Women, Water & leadership Appeal

Chartered in 2002, SI Central Solano County, Fairfield, California has 56 members and have chosen to give their support - in a big way - to the 2017-2019 President's Appeal, Women, Water & Leadership (WWL). The 2018-2019 Club President Joan Towner, was delighted that two of major club fundraisers: Mardi

Lombok Indonesia ‘Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building’

Soroptimist clubs SI Jakarta and SI Kemang proposed projects for the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ in Lombok and Palu respectively, and in March 2019, SI Jakarta commenced work in the Rebuk Satu village in Rembitan, Central Lombok – home to 31 families, approximately 124 people. In mid-April

Access to water, organic farming and new careers, for women and girls in rural Malaysia #WWLSoroptimist

SI Region of Malaysia proposed a progressive project ‘Clean Water for Rural Communities’ to take place in Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. With Phase one of the project, part of the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ now completed, we are excited to bring you news

‘WeWash’ Bulgaria – SI President’s Appeal Project moves to Phase Three

'WeWash’ is taking strides to combat the immediate water and sanitation issues faced by households in rural communities in Bulgaria. Part of the ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Appeal 2017-2019,  WeWash, works together with members of the community, the Earth Forever Foundation and SI Club Plovdiv, to design solutions to empower

Mwihoko Women Project expands to new locations

The 'Women, Water & Leadership' Mwihoko Women Project in Nakuru County, Kenya, was the first Appeal Project to launch in 2017. If you have been following the action then you will know that the project is surpassing expectations, safe in the hands of a committed and ambitious team, who have

The Wave – Soroptimists support the SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019

In an event organised by SI Club Zottegem, Zuid-Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen joined one hundred people from the Belgium Union, where she was presented with a cheque for 5000 euro - a substantial donation towards the SI President's Appeal.  SI Club Zottegem Zuid-Oost-Vlaanderen actively supports and runs projects

Danish SI Club Odder generous supporter of WWL

Soroptimist International of Odder, Denmark, is showing its support for the SI President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership with a donation of € 6,900 (around £ 5,900). Will your SI club follow suit and help WWL reach its goal of £350,000 for the projects in Kenia, Bulgaria, Malaysia, and Indonesia? SI

Disaster struck Sulawesi and Lombok need all the help Soroptimists can give

A major earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in September 2018, devastating the regional capital Palu and surrounding areas. Palu, home to 350,000, was flattened by the tsunami and the city and its surrounding areas now face a public health crisis as access to water and clean sanitation

‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Education & Empowerment in Long Tanyit, Sarawak

Long Tanyit in the Belaga District of Sarawak is one of two locations in Malaysia to be supported by the SI President's Appeal, 'Women, Water & Leadership'.  This progressive project is spearheaded by Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (SIROM), and the Penan villagers are heavily involved in the leadership and management

Meet Stayka and Stoyka, WeWash, Bulgaria

"Raising hope that out street will finally be repaired" "I am Stayka Gocheva from Sulitsa in the Stara Zagora Municipality of Bulgaria. I live on street 11. I hold the mandate of residents on this street to advocate for the urgent need of its rehabilitation.  This street has an eleven-year

SI President’s Appeal – empowering young women to lead in the water industry

The SI President's 'Women, Water & Leadership' Appeal, has provided a $1,000.00 grant to Victoria Hinojosa to facilitate her participation in H2O Global Leaders and Water Innovation Lab training. The funding, originally donated to the Appeal by Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy, Beverly Bucur, embraces a key objective of 'Women,

Clean Water to Rural Communities – Malaysia

The Soroptimist International President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ is working with women, girls and communities in Sabah and Sarawak, rural Malaysia, where communities lack access to a clean and safe supply of water, for cooking and drinking purposes. Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (SIROM) has commenced ‘Clean Water to

A video interview with Elena – SI President’s Appeal, Bulgaria

Elena Georgieva lives in the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Having moved to the area four years ago, she and her young family are constantly challenged by the lack of access to safe water, and she dreams of a time when her daughter will be able to drink clean and

Women, Water & Leadership Webinar November 2018

SI President's Appeal 'Women, Water & Leadership' Webinar November 2018  

Education, Food Security and Health in Long Tanyit, Sarawak

Sarawak and Sabah are situated on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world north of the Equator. Sarawak is known for its rugged, dense rainforest and Sabah is famed for its 4,095-metre-tall Mount Kinabalu. The indigenous people living in Malaysian Borneo face threats from climate change,

Mwihoko Women Group, Kenya

Nakuru County, meaning ‘a dusty place’ is located North-West of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, situated in the former Rift Valley province. Agriculture is seen to be the backbone of the county and it is here that the first of five International President’s Appeal projects is gathering momentum, working with the Mwihoko

President’s Video: Women, Water & Leadership – the story so far

Watch a video message from Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, who brings news from the 2017-2019 SI President's Appeal, 'Women, Water & Leadership'. Two transformative projects are now underway in Kenya, and Bulgaria, thanks to the generous donations of Soroptimists and all Federations. Find out more.  

WeWash – Women, Water & Leadership Appeal

WeWash, a new transformative and sustainable project is now underway as part of the SI Women, Water & Leadership Appeal (WWL) 2017-2019. Beginning early May, WeWash (Women empowerment through water, sanitation, and health), is reshaping the lives of unemployed and low-income women and girls in the villages of Sulitsa, Sladak

Stunning President’s Appeal pendant designed by Villy Makou

A pendant, that can be worn on a chain as a necklace, and also as a pin, has been beautifully designed by Soroptimist Villy Makou from Greece, previous winner of the CSW61 handbook cover competition in 2017. Created in silver and blue enamel, and in 22k gold plated and blue

The Mwihoko Women Group, Kenya and the SI President’s Appeal

The first of five projects to be supported on five continents, the SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ is to fund the Mwihoko Women Group in Kenya, formed in 2005 with the aim of improving the economic and social livelihood of its membership of 22 women. Kenya has

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