When Kate Lillie first learned about the situation facing Rwandan women back in 2005, she was distraught by the violence and poverty these women were facing. But she was determined to help. She began to host pot-luck dinners at her ceramic studio, Your Plate or Mine in Muskegon Michigan. “Here’s to good women,” she wrote on her invitation to a March 24 potluck. “May we know them … May we be them … May we raise them.” Each woman brought a dish to pass around and donated the money they would have spent going out to dinner to Women for Women International. Kate’s potlucks have made such an impact that Columnist Susan Harrison Wolffis wrote the article, “It’s what good women do”, published in Muskegon Opinion to highlight Kate’s efforts.
Kate says, “A group of good women armed with good hopes and a little money can make a difference. That is what good women do.”
You can read more about Women for Women International’s work in Rwanda here.
Learn how you can host your own pot-luck dinner or event to help support Women for Women International by visiting our Get Involved! Page.