Blog – Page 2 – Forgotten Women


A message from our Founder & CEO

Dear Supporter, It has been a tough few weeks so I would like to start this email by sending my best wishes to you and your loved ones. Never have we experienced a time like this and never has there been more need for people to come together, if anything what we have learnt in […]

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Transforming Lives: Pakistan

Ayesha Waheed, 35, Pakistan Her passion and chosen business is crochet, tailoring and embroidery. Ayesha’s husband is mentally ill and unable to work, she has 4 children. Ayesha has always wanted to own her own business in this field. She struggled to get a business started due to the fact that tools and opportunities never […]

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The Making of a Business Woman in Malawi

“Thank you Forgotten Women for giving me this wonderful opportunity to have my own business, please do help others in the community as many women need help and many women hope to have businesses of their own so they too can have a secure income for themselves and their family” Beitha is 26 years old […]

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100% Success Rate

“I would love for you to visit my area and see the conditions we live in but the area is too dangerous.” Fatima Ibrahim Ishaq, Somalia Fatima lives in an IDP camp, an area of Qahida where poverty is widespread. She has 4 children and no additional support of income. She earns little through cleaning […]

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Sara’s Story – Ex Syrian Prisoner of War

Please note we have changed the names featured in this story to protect those personal identities. Sara’s Story – Ex Syrian Prisoner of War We met Sara who had been relocated to Reyhanli with her 2 sons, having formerly lived in Homs, Syria. What immediate struck us upon meeting her was how beautiful but also […]

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Dumping Ground

Hey guys, we are currently at this dumping site in Blantyre Malawi, as you can see it is a huge pile of trash. This is where women from around here who don’t have jobs come to collect food and things to sell to make a living, children also come here to spend their days when […]

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We are very excited at Forgotten Women and would like to thank ‘Never Fully Dressed’ for their invaluable support for our ‘Another Mother’ campaign which is aimed at helping women out of the poverty trap for good. ‘Never Fully Dressed’ has created a rad tee that supports Forgotten Women. £5 from each tee goes directly […]

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The devastating impact

The devastating impact of the famine and conflict on women and girls The humanitarian situation in East Africa continues to deteriorate, and there is a high risk the country will face its third famine in 25 years. More than 6.2 million people – half of the total population are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, […]

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The Feminisation of Poverty

In recent years there has been a larger focus on global economic inequalities. There is a growing awareness that a small minority of people control the world’s wealth. According to the UN, the richest 2% of the population owns more than half of the wealth in the world, roughly 223 trillion dollars. Moreover, the richest […]

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