We strive for a world where vulnerable women and girls are safe, empowered, have the freedom to speak out and flourish financially.
The Lotus Flower is a charitable fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund Registered Charity Number:
The variety of projects we run consist of both visual storytelling and income generation initiatives with the ultimate aim of empowering as many vulnerable women and girls as we can. Your participation that is key to The Lotus Flower mission, with all the money raised being reinvested into projects that help those who need it most.
Sewing Sisters Project
To launch the Sisters Sew income generation project, The Lotus Flower will be working with Yazidi women in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The atrocities Yazidi women have faced hit the headlines in August 2014, and are still doing so today. They have encountered unconceivable brutality at the hands of Daesh, including rape, kidnapping and slavery. It is hardly surprising that many survivors find it impossible to cope after escaping. Unfortunately, the widespread nature of this trauma has made attempts of support to date extremely difficult.
The ideas for The Lotus Flower income generation project came from the women themselves; they asked for projects that will help them learn new skills, keep them occupied and help generate financial assistance. Many women have lost male members of their family to Daesh, leaving them devastated and under severe pressure to support their loved ones single-handedly. With the region being under significant financial pressure, and many agencies on the ground unable to help, they are in dire need of an alternative way out of the poverty cycle.