The CODEPINK Mother's Day event in Washington D.C. attracted incredible women from all over the world to promote peace and social justice. The See Jane Do team had an opportunity to speak with an everyday extraordinary woman who has helped more than 8,500 women in Afghanistan.
Sweeta Noori with Women for Women serves as the director in Afghanistan. Women for Women is helping women survivors of war and rebuild their lives through an innovative and holistic approach. One of the ways the organization is mobilizing women to change their lives is by engaging them in a one-year program that provides them with the tools, training, financing, and skills to empower them as leaders and help reconstruct their community.
Ms. Noori launched a micro-credit program in Afghanistan, dispersing over $750,000 to 2,700 women. And the recipients seem to be following through with their objective as Sweeta claims a 99% return rate on the money lent.
Sweeta joined CODEPINK on Mother's Day to share her personal story as a woman from Afghanistan and urged women in America to get informed and involved in order to improve the lives of women in her home country.
Click here to listen to our interview with Sweeta Noori and learn how you can make a difference.