Pour Les Femmes Foundation
Pour Les Femmes Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 that was created by actor Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler to further the corporate social responsibility goals of Pour Les Femmes LLC.
The Foundation’s goal is to fund programs that are working to create safe and supportive environments in which women and children can exercise their personal freedoms as individuals, contribute to the betterment of their communities and thrive.
Give Work Project
In 2020, Pour Les Femmes donated $37,000 for the construction of a new tailoring workshop in Goma, DRCongo. The donation included the purchase of new modern commercial sewing machines and related equipment.
To date, over 200 local artisans are trained to sew and embroider allowing these artisans to work for a living wage in a historically war-torn region of a country where the average income is less than $2 per day.
The GiveWork atelier sews the popular GiveWork capsule collection for Pour Les Femmes as well as garments for other brands, connecting the people of Eastern Congo with export opportunities to the rest of the world.
Orders from Pour Les Femmes customers have given over 2000 days of work to the GiveWork artisans so far but many more days of work are needed in this region where opportunities for work are scarce and unemployment is extremely high.
Congo Peace School Project
Pour Les Femmes also provides ongoing financial support for the Congo Peace School through our local partner Action Kivu. The Peace School is a one-of-a-kind primary and secondary school in Bukavu, DR Congo that provides quality education integrated with nonviolence principles based on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The school serves vulnerable children and orphans, preparing them for constructive, peaceful leadership to influence the future of their nation, and our world.
How you can help
$15 buys one school uniform for a Congo Peace School student, made by a graduate of their Sewing Workshop.
$30 buys two egg-laying hens for the animal husbandry project, to support food security and sustainability.
$60 pays for one month of school for a student complete with two daily meals, supplies, a backpack, and a uniform.
$150 pays for one month of a teacher's salary
$200 pays for one month of family planning education and HIV/AIDS testing and prevention
$700 or $60/month will cover a student's school fees for an entire school year
Pour Les Femmes Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 that was created by actor Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler to further the corporate social responsibility goals of Pour Les Femmes. The Foundation’s focus is on advancing the goals of decent work for all and achieving gender equality through empowering women in underserved communities. The Pour Les Femmes Foundation envisions a world where everyone has equal access to opportunities.
The Foundation focuses on developing partnerships with micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), particularly those in developing countries that are women-owned and provide safety and support for those in vulnerable situations. The Foundation’s goal is to fund programs that are working to create safe and supportive environments in which women and children can exercise their personal freedoms as individuals, contribute to the betterment of their communities and thrive.
We measure our success based on how our Foundation creates better opportunities for those in communities where we operate.
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