Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Charity Event - Women for Women International Oct 26, 2010

The venue,  the lovely "Rokko" japanese restaurant in Rome

Two congolese women and the organizer of the event (in white)

The congolese woman who sang for us. Being Christians their songs are songs to God asking for help.

 The very gracious and generous Hiroko, owner of restaurant, and Susan

It was nice to attend this charity event. Women for Women International started by Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi-American, helps women survivors from war, rape and other atrocities committed  in the Congo. Funds raised help toward trauma counseling, job training, education, small business assistance, as well as helping these women to emerge as leaders.  A group of about 60 people supported this organization at a cocktail reception at Rokko Restaurant.  On Nov 7th there will be a "Run for Congo Women", another fundraiser for this very important and  

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