OLLI at ISU: Tragedy and Triumph of Widows in Afghanistan, The HEMEFund Project

OLLI at ISU: Tragedy and Triumph of Widows in Afghanistan, The HEMEFund Project

Event Type

All

Location

Westminster Village, 1120 E. Davis Drive

Date

Time

Phone

(812) 237-2336

Description

Afghanistan is a nation of widows, devastated by decades of war. This session will describe one Terre Haute army medic’s quest to bring lasting peace, one widow at a time, though a unique vocation school.

The HEMEFund project has enabled 300+ widows to learn a marketable skill (sewing and embroidery), start a business with the gift of a sewing machine at graduation, and send their children to school.

Come learn a counter narrative to what’s seen on the news through the impact of female empowerment.