We envision a world where millions of people’s lives have been transformed and extreme poverty has been reduced because Dining for Women connected people in creative, powerful ways that assure gender equality.
Through collective giving, Dining for Women inspires, educates and engages people to invest in programs that make a meaningful difference for women and girls living in extreme poverty.
In all we do, we model our deep belief in collaboration, education, inspiration, and transformation.
In a Snapshot
Dining for Women is a dinner giving circle. Our chapter members "dine in" together as a chapter once a month, each bringing a dish to share, and our "dining out" dollars (what we would have spent if we had eaten at a restaurant) are sent to programs empowering women worldwide. We then combine all donations from hundreds of our chapters to support carefully selected international programs each month. We fund grass-roots programs in education, healthcare, vocational training, micro-credit loans and economic development. These programs are aimed to improve the living situations for women and their families, by providing the tools they need to make changes. Programs selected meet specific criteria - read more about the criteria here.
Welcome to Dining for Women Dining for Women is changing the lives of women and girls worldwide. Learn more about DFW's innovative model and how you can help change the world one dinner at a time through these two videos.
Dining for Women directs our collective dinner donations once a month to the programs we fund. Combining our donations allows us to make a more powerful impact in women's lives. We are making a difference.
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Erlinda Guevara is 32 years old, and works in San Salvador’s Central Market. She nursed her mother when she died of cervical cancer, and so she knows of its terrible consequences. When she heard there was a screening and treatment program in the Market Clinic, she came right away.
Chinta has been involved with Matrichaya since its inception. She and her daughter, Tina , whose husband abandoned her, were trained in vocational skills by Matrichaya and are now economically independent. Tina's child attends the Matrichaya school and is one of the smartest kids in class. This is what she had to say,...