Women of Will
Over the past three years, we realised that we have not had a single mother organization as our beneficiary.
Awhile back, we watched the movie Lion in the cinema. It was such a great film, if you have not seen it, please make it your top priority. Anyway, we took our parents to the cinema to go see it again. This time, we were already bawling from the start.
It has been a long time for a film to have had such an impact on us. There was this particular scene in the movie, when the kids came back with bits of milk to share between the family. The mom refused to drink the milk, so that the kids would have more to drink. She then went off to work soon after. It got us thinking, aside from hunger, what else do these women specifically single mothers go through to provide for their family?
Upon research, we found Women of Will. Women of Will empowers women to initiate and sustain their own small businesses, rather than providing handouts. These women are single mothers, widows, abandoned or abused women and women with incapacitated husbands living in poverty.
The women are given financial assistance of RM2000 to help them initiate small business ventures and attain an independent livelihood income. The amount is repaid on a weekly basis, interest-free.