Women With a Cause provides economic development programs that will focus on education and skill training for women that will enable them to be lifted out of poverty and lead them to self-sufficiency.

History of Women With a Cause

Inspired by a World Vision AIDS Day Breakfast in 2005, Women With A Cause founder, Susan Kiely, learned about the plight of women in the developing world and a journey began.

Women With A Cause is dedicated to providing training in areas where there are job opportunities for women. In Hyberabad, India WWAC developed training centers to provide classes in sewing. In Yetebon, Ethiopia a center for women has been established that provides computer training. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia we are partnering with the Mother and Child Rehabilitation Center to educate mothers in sewing and tailoring. In Denver, Colorado Women With A Cause is partnering with Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado School of Nursing, and Metropolitan State University School of Hospitality. These partnerships will provide opportunities for homeless and/or low income mothers to take classes.

Women With A Cause is an all-volunteer organization made up of women who use their gifts and talents toward alleviating poverty and changing the lives of women around the world.


  • Equipped a sewing/training center in Addis Ababa
  • Built two training centers in India
  • Helped establish a primary school in Uttamary, India
  • Launched “one of a kind” silk jacket business in Hyderabad, India
  • Launched a program that educated over 800 Indian women in the area of sewing and self-empowerment through financial education and micro lending techniques
  • Enabled dozens of women from the United States to go to India and teach sewing skills to impoverished women
  • Established computer training center in Ethiopia
  • Created awareness of Third World conditions for women through events such as International Women’s Day and workshops
  • Established the WE Initiative that will provide education for homeless and/or low income mothers and homeless and/or low income veterans