Where we work
We Effect is a global organisation that is fighting poverty in 24 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
“We held each other and begged for God to save us”
Today, Wednesday the 8th of November marks four years since Haiyan (locally called Yolanda), one of the world’s deadliest typhoons, struck the Philippines. For the survivors, it seems just like yesterday. Am I allowed to cry during an interview? Tears flow down my cheeks onto the paper below, as I attempt to summarize Jonalyn Bernal’s […]
“We are stronger, but will always be sad”
Almost everyone remembers the TV images of the big waves. Sachini Kaushalya doesn’t. She was there when the tsunami changed her life forever and took her friend away from her. Today Sachini supports other survivors to a safer future in Sri Lanka. Hanbantota district, southern Sri Lanka. The morning of December 26, 2004. The animals […]
From victims of war – to women in business
Rural women in Sri Lanka are facing a new war. Against violence, lack of education and incomes. In a new partnership with Kaviya, We Effect Asia will empower 800 women to become entrepreneurs. – I remember the day the war came, we ran out and hid behind the trees. Our house was bombed that night. […]