HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Imagine if we can help women living in poverty to become independent

In 2002 two women from different parts of the world coincidently met in Nepal.

Nina Schriver from Denmark, and Sangeeta Shrestha from Nepal. They shared a common vision of helping women living in poverty in Nepal to become independent and able to build a life in  dignity with a better future for their children. By sharing this idea Nina Schriver and Sangeeta Shrestha in 2008 started WAWCAS as the basis for a passionate journey together.

Based on strong core values and thorough research they have developed a 16 months training program that helps disadvantaged and underprivileged women to develop a dignified life as entrepreneurs with their own businesses. With this as the foundation for their income, the women grow as individuals, secure schooling for their children and improve their daily living conditions in general.

Today they have empowered more than 2.000 women and their families from the poorest parts of Nepal to overcome poverty.

The WAWCAS program continue developing and involving new women within the program. WAWCAS as an organisation is growing year by year to improve and professionalise the scope of the initiative.

”It is SO touching to see the many women who are ready to take the step and work so hard to succeed with such a big change in their lives, if they get the chance.”
– Nina & Sangeeta

WAWCAS BOARD

Nina Schriver
Program Director WAWCAS International. Founder of WAWCAS.
nina@wawcas.com

Torben Bjerre-Madsen
Chairman of the board and responsible for WAWCAS International Finance.
Torben@bjerre-madsen.dk

Lone Møller
Board member. Responsible for Legal Issues in WAWCAS International.
lm@abel.dk

WAWCAS VOLUNTEERS

Lotte  Thorsgaard
Women stories. Revision of text to WAWCAS Newsletter.

Malene Kaae Søgaard
Women stories.

Kristoffer Krog
Website administrator and developer.
Setting up and sending out WAWCAS Newsletter.

Mia Katrine Leth-Wahl
Women stories.

Line Højbjerg
Women stories and WAWCAS Digital Communication.

Ifeta Cerimagic
General support for WAWCAS Communication.

Pernille Leth
General support for WAWCAS Communication.

Dorrit Holten Pind
Development of WAWCAS Training and monitoring materials.

Tina Lee
Graphic designer and copywriter for WAWCAS material.

Frederikke Thorning
WAWCAS Data System.

Henriette Friis
WAWCAS Craft.

Laura Poulsen
Accounting for WAWCAS International.

Peter Laursen (Vulkan Bureau)
WAWCAS Communication Design and Graphics

Tom Nielsen (Vulkan Bureau)
WAWCAS Communication Design and Graphics.

Morten Bjerre -Madsen
WAWCAS International Finance Reports and Graphics.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Legal Reports

THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

The WAWCAS program can be directly linked to the UN Global Goals for sustainable development. These are the global goals that we see as directly connected to the WAWCAS program.

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