Help her survive Help her thrive

Having a place to call home can be a vital first step for women recovering from conflict or natural disaster. Will you donate to provide women and their families with the shelter she needs this International Women’s Day?

When you donate, we will send you a special badge for you to wear to show you stand up for women after disaster. 

Everyone at ShelterBox will be wearing their badge so we hope you will too in support of International Womens Day on 8 March.

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You're supporting women like Esther


Esther used to live in a small village in Nigeria. But when Boko Haram invaded her village and slaughtered her family, she had no choice but to run.

The journey led her to Cameroon, where she settled in Minawao refugee camp. It took Esther two years to recover from the trauma. Since then, she has started her own family and has a place to call home again. Esther had finally started to recover.

Today, Esther is one of the most popular dressmakers on camp. She makes clothes for other women in the camp, as well as for their children. With your support, women like Esther can feel empowered and resilient again, no matter what they’ve been through.

Will you help women like Esther thrive this International Women’s Day?

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Girl with yellow scarf in Cameroon
‘Anytime I see somebody wearing something that I sewed, it makes me happy. I can now take care of some family needs.’ - Esther
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Leading, working, rebuilding

When disasters hit, women and girls are affected the most.

They face more violence, and often sacrifice food and studies to keep families together and households running.

And yet women go on to lead their community recovery efforts. Meet some of the women we have worked with, who have rebuilt their lives in the aftermath of disaster.