Roma Women Preparing for WIN Conference

 

Roma Women Preparing for WIN Conference

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This summer was an exciting time for ISE's partner Roma community in Bulgaria. They were looking forward to preparing their second batch of aroma bags to be presented at the 18th Global WIN Women Leadership Conference in Rome, October 1-3, 2015. These aroma bags for them were not just a mere preparation of a product that will travel to Italy; they represented their freedom as slowly through every earned cent from each bag, this community was able to repay their debt for the first time in their lives. For them, this now means that they can slowly start building a life with dignity and self-worth that they have never known before. While still in training and getting plenty of help from ISE, local Bulgarian partners and volunteers, this Roma community produced beautiful mint, lavender and rose aroma bags that will carry the scent of freedom, empowerment and dignity across the world as each WIN participant received a small gift to carry back home to their homelands. We particularly thank local designer Silva Jordanova, Canadian entrepreneur Nathan Schepers and photographer Ivo Daskalov for their dedication to ISE's cause and for assisting with the preparations for the WIN conference.