Thank you so much for your generosity and support of women survivors of war, and for all you have done for your sister Neema ****** in DRC. We wanted to take this opportunity to send a quick reminder about her upcoming graduation; to thank you, share some steps you can take to celebrate along with her, and fill you in on what to expect in the coming months.
What you have already accomplished!
Your support has created a new life for a woman you have never met - and for Neema C. the impact is simply immeasurable. As she makes her way toward graduation, she is stepping into a new life full of hope. The impact of your support through sponsorship is already visible by the time your sister graduates, and will continue to grow following her graduation.
Our surveys reveal that by the time sponsored sisters graduate:
- Women have been able to nearly triple their average daily income, from $0.43 to $1.26
- 74% of sponsored sisters reported having knowledge of stress management skills, versus 16% prior to starting the program.
- 91% of graduates reported understanding their rights, compared to 24% at the beginning of the program.
- 79% of participants had already been able to use what they learned in the sponsorship program to train and mentor other women.
Now is the perfect time to send your final letter! Congratulate Neema Ciririmbo on her commitment and dedication over the year - send her your thoughts and wishes for her future.
What comes next?
Neema C. will graduate from the program at the end of May 2012; graduation is a time of celebration for your sister and her entire community. Ceremonies will include song, dance, hugs, and tears of joy.
Following Neema's graduation, you will be matched with a new sister in one of the preferred countries you selected when you signed up. You will receive information on your new sister in June 2012. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 202-521-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for choosing to support one of the many women currently waiting eagerly to be matched with a sponsor, you are a life-changer!
We cannot emphasize enough what an enormous gift you have given your sister. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for reaching out to support her as she begins to recover from conflict. Thank you for your impact on her life and those of her family and community, you really are part of a global movement!
With Sincere Appreciation,
The Sponsorship Team