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Our Ladies

Women of the World provides hope, support, supplies, education, and positivity to hundreds of women refugees and their families. While most still have a long way to go, it’s important to hear how far they have come.




Kaltum exudes the spice of life. She is an entrepreneur who will succeed because of both her craft and her care. Every person Kaltum meets is left with a smile.

Read Kaltum's Story


Mu Say

Karen Burma

When Mu Say's family arrived in SLC they were the only Karen Burmese people here. It did not take her long to build community. Her shyness hides her fierceness & intelligence.




Sassy and sweet. Fierce and affectionate. Josephine fills everywhere she goes with laughter and smiles at everyone she meets.

Read Josephine's Story



Central African Republic

Her strong, compassionate personality and beautiful smile never fade. She is caring, humble, and always ready for a good laugh. 

Through continued hardship and tragic news she keeps on learning, studying, and making the best of each situation.




I came to Salt Lake City as a refugee from North Sudan. It is my goal to go to school and become a nurse. I lost my mother at a very young age after a nurse gave her the wrong medication for an incorrect diagnosis. That painful part of my life motivates me to become a successful nurse so that I can help people who cannot help themselves.



Burkina Faso

I came from Burkina Faso as international student at SLCC in 2012 and applied for asylum which was granted in 2018. I met Samira during that time, and she fought for me like she was my own mother. Now I am studying civil and environmental engineering. But you don’t need a diploma to help, to love, to be a human being.




I have made Utah my home and I love it. There’s so much opportunity here, for anyone. My husband is here working and fighting for asylum. I came to Women of the World to find a job, and I spent so much time at the office, working to figure out how to get a job and give back to the community. I want to be useful and supportive of people who need help. I have received so many opportunities here, I want to live respectfully and give back.

Read more about our amazing women on our blog and in global and local news.

UNHCR Highlights WoW

International Women's Day during the pandemic allowed a broader audience to attend the virtual Fashion Show and see our amazing women in action.


The Ladies Blog

Some of our women write about their experiences. We offer a safe space for them to add their voice to the conversation.


Media Kit

Please review our media kit for more information about the women we serve.

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