Seven Women

Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at age 22 after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu in 2006.These seven women were struggling to make a living in the face of harsh discrimination. With her last $200, Steph paid for a trainer to teach the women how to produce products for sale locally and abroad - and Seven Women was born. 

Since her meeting in a tin shed that started it all, over 5,000 women have been educated, trained and employed by Seven Women. Seven Women is empowering Nepali women, transforming their lives and their communities through education, and skills training. 

The Rotary Club of Stratford contributed $1,000 to this organization. This would pay for four students to attend school for one year. This amount includes school fees, set of text books and stationary for the year as well as uniform, school bag and school lunches.