Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

Sisterworks

Sisterworks

30710179_810328825829598_6561004554490170884_n.jpg

SisterWorks is a non-profit social enterprise empowering migrant, asylum seeker and refugee women to become financially independent.

By providing these women, who are long-term unemployed, with the opportunity to create and sell handmade products SisterWorks is enabling them to break down cultural and language barriers, gain independence, and break cycles of disadvantage including violence and welfare.


2018 Pitch

Funds raised: $30,000

Luz pitched at TFN Melbourne and shared her story of being a migrant to Australia, and shared the difficulty she faced trying to find her voice when she was still learning English. Sisterworks were seeking funding to develop a basic skills training program for a critical sub-group of migrant women who have been in Australia for over five years, but don’t have the necessary skills to work outside of the home.


Learn more about Sisterworks

sisterworks.org.au

Birth for Humankind

Birth for Humankind