Welcome to Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan
Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan was founded by Alaina Podmorow in the fall of 2006 after she attended a speech by Sally Armstrong, journalist and human rights activist, and author of Veiled Threat and Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots.
Alaina was deeply moved by Armstrong’s stories of the hardships of girls in Afghanistan and their struggle to exercise their right for education. She was inspired by Sally’s words, “The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Alaina started a team of girls from her school called Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan in the spring of 2007. Eighteen girls from Davidson Road Elementary School in Lake Country joined the team which has focused their incredible energy and spearheaded many events and projects to support Afghan girls and women.
To date, Little Women has raised over $375,000. 100% of all donated funds are sent to Afghanistan through the mother organization, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan to pay the salaries of Afghan teachers, train teachers, support education initiatives, libraries and community projects. The “Littles” participate annually in the International Women’s Day celebrations across the country and march proudly for children’s rights on Children’s Rights Day June 1st.
Through raising funds and awareness, Little Women for Little Women support education projects in Afghanistan, so that girls and women in Afghanistan will have their human rights restored, live freely and in peace.
Our fundraising supports education projects in Afghanistan. We send 100% of our donated money to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and other groups that direct projects in Afghanistan. We support projects that are created and managed by Afghan women or communities.