16 Nov Christina’s Story
Christina (not her real name) is a mother of two young girls, her husband controls all the family finances and controls where she goes and who she speaks too. Christina has no money of her own and has to ask her husband for every cent. Even speaking to us she has to ensure her husband is not around and all our conversations are held in secret. Christina doesn’t drive and takes her children to all their after-school activities by bus or on foot, many times they are so exhausted she ends up having to carry one or the other home.
Christina has therefore started attending a part time day course at University, which her husband complains about all the time and makes her feel guilty about. Christina hopes that by having a profession she will be able to find a good job once she graduates to support herself and her girls. In the meantime, the course books and other equipment needed for her course are expensive and since she is a mature student she is not entitled to a stipend. She has therefore reached out to the Women for Women Foundation for help and support her during her study period. Christina doesn’t even have a laptop and writes all her notes and does research on her phone or tablet.
Your donation will go straight towards providing Christina with a small monthly amount that will allow for her to complete her studies and become financially independent. Education is the best possible solution to enable women to gain financial independence, even just a €5 donation will help Christina to complete her studies. Christina tells us “I promise that if I get to the point where I get to where I envision myself to be, I would donate back the amount given to the foundation so other women can be helped too”.