During the time the Taliban governed Afghanistan, Jamila Hashimi risked her life to run a secret school for women and girls.
The San Francisco based event is hosted by Rising International, a nonprofit empowering women through the home party business model to alleviate poverty both locally, and globally. Rising International’s local program trains women and teens in the Bay Area to sell products made by the world’s most forgotten women. Their global program benefits human trafficking survivors in Nepal and India, gender violence survivors in eastern Congo and deaf women in Kenya, among others.
“Hands of Hope San Francisco” is the organizations first ever Bay Area launch event, with Jamila as a keynote speaker. Funds raised will support training under-employed women in the San Francisco Bay area to become entrepreneurs and run their own Rising businesses. Handmade accessories and items for sale will benefit partner artisans across the globe. If you’re inspired to do so, there will be an opportunity at the end of the luncheon to donate and/or sign up to be involved with Rising International.
To learn more about Rising International, check out their TEDx talk.