(TheAfricanDream.net) — The founder of Wo Ye Bra Program, Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson, and her husband Attorney Joe Johnson received a $50,000 donation from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on behalf of their nonprofit program.
The donation was presented in Philadelphia on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Zeta’s National Convention by Zeta’s International President Valerie Hollingsworth Baker.
The Wo Ye Bra Program was founded in 2017 with a purpose of creating women entrepreneurs who make reusable sanitary pads that allow girls to attend school during their menstrual cycle.
“We provide all of the resources and training for impoverished women to learn how to sew. This includes providing a free sewing machine, fabric, supplies, patterns and micro-funding, as well as marketing, sales training and finance education,” said Dr. Johnson in an interview with theafricandream.net in June.
The substantial contribution from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority came as a timely gesture to support Wo Ye Bra Program’s plan to expand its nonprofit community services.
The initiative has been able to place more than 230 women in business in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and other nations in West Africa.
According to Dr. Johnson, the donations are “a blessing! These funds will help us to continue empowering women while improving the lives of girls in Ghana and West Africa.”
Esther Mayo Dunnegan, International Women of Color Director, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority said, “Zeta Phi Beta Sorority believes in you, your work and in your making a difference in the lives of young girls in West Africa.
“We believe you are making a difference in the lives of women in West Africa where they are becoming entrepreneurs learning skills and becoming business women. We are pleased to support you and Infinity Global Empowerment.
“To show how pleased we are with you and that we will continue to support your efforts, we want to present to you a check in the amount of $50,000 to continue your work throughout Ghana.”
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Since its inception, Zeta has continued its steady climb into the spotlight with programs designed to demonstrate concern for the human condition both nationally and internationally.
Their members include 125,000+ college-educated, community service driven, diverse and professional women.
Their headquarters is located in Washington, DC and divided into eight intercontinental regions and 875+ Chapters located in the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Written by Oral Ofori, edited by Arakunrin Lekan