There are numerous ways in which you can support the work of AWDF:
Make a donation to AWDF. Send us an email via communications [at]awdf.org to find out how you can give
Set up a transfer or standing order to our bank
Join our workplace giving scheme
Start a donor circle
Make a legacy or bequest
Portrait of an Individual Donor: Meet Nana Yaa Nimako
Interview with Nana Yaa Nimako, an individual donor who
supports the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF)
Nana Yaa Nimako is a teacher at the Ghana International School based in Accra, Ghana and teaches English as a Second Language in the Secondary Section. Nana Yaa loves to sew and takes great pleasure in making her own clothes. She also loves to travel and describes the Soviet Union as her most memorable travel destination. Nana Yaa Nimako was interviewed at AWDF House by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, AWDF’s Communications Officer.
N.S: How did you first come into contact with the African Women’s Development Fund?
N.Y.N: I initially read about AWDF online. I discovered through the Internet, that women from other parts of the world are spending their time, money and resources to help underprivileged women in other parts of the world including Africa. This touched me and I thought, if women elsewhere care about those in Africa, then I could do the same for women in my country and that is when I decided to donate cash on a monthly basis to AWDF.
N.S: How long have you supported AWDF?
N.Y.N: I started supporting AWDF in December 2010
N.S: What’s the experience been like for you?
N.Y.N: I really enjoy being a part of AWDF. Through AWDF, I have been able to visit a women’s shelter for women infected and affected by HIV. I have been able to attend events organized by AWDF including the recent Hawa Yakubu Legacy Fund awards ceremony. I also receive a variety of publications by AWDF, which are useful learning materials. My experiences with AWDF make me happy that such an organization exists for African women.
N.S: What inspires you to continue supporting AWDF?
N.Y.N: If I can help women in need in anyway, I will. It makes me happy to know that I am able to support a woman out there who I don’t even know. That’s my inspiration.
N.S: Which areas of women’s rights work are you most passionate about?
N.Y.N: I am most passionate about women’s health. A lot of women in our part of the world do not have enough money to take care of their health needs. I am especially passionate about providing support to women suffering from HIV & AIDS. I will like to raise funds to cover the cost of anti-retroviral drugs and other medication for women infected with HIV.
N.S: What would you say to other potential individual donors who may be interested in supporting AWDF?
N.Y.N: I would say come and give what you have. You do not need huge sums of money. I don’t have too much money. It’s just the passion that drives me. Come out and donate to empower women. Thank God we have an organization like AWDF. The doors are always open at AWDF; all you need to do is come in and you will be given all the necessary support and information to sign up as an individual donor.