Today I signed on to sponsor a woman survivor of war through Women for Women International .
I've been wanting to do this for quite a while, so today I did. It's $27 a month, and the money goes to give a woman from a war-torn region (Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, or the Congo, etc.) financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so she can rebuild her life.
Once I'm matched with a woman, they asked that I write letters to her. (I was a bit nervous about committing to that, but then I said to myself, wait! I write for a living! How hard could it be?)
Anyway, I knew it was the right thing to do when I watched the little video on their web site and started blubbering.
My cry-dar never fails.