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Alessandra Alonso

Alessandra Alonso is crowdfunding

raised of £1,500 target by 47 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to provide 15 unemployed women with training, mentoring, CV writing and interview skills, enabling their return to work.

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Women in Travel cic is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting vulnerable women by using Travel and Tourism as a force for good. We support, mentor, train and introduce to employment marginalised and vulnerable women who may have refugee status; who might have experienced modern slavery; who might be homeless.

Covid-19, however, is rapidly changing the definition of 'vulnerable'. Women in Travel is having to focus on helping women until recently working in the sector, but now unemployed and without income due to the pandemic. With no travel allowed, hotels, restaurants and all other leisure establishments shut down, the sector has been hit very hard and many women, often with contract or part time roles have been quickly let go. With women making up

around 60% of the industry workforce, there is no doubt that many more women will need our support!

Many still have commitments around childcare and are in single parent households. Most worry about paying rent and whether their skills will be relevant in a post‐pandemic world.

We are working hard to meet the needs of our beneficiaries as much as we can. But we too are suffering the impact of this pandemic. With our trading income almost entirely decimated, we need your support to continue offering our valuable services to our vulnerable beneficiaries!

Anything you donate will go directly towards supporting women beneficiaries. Your funds will help them find the confidence; access skills and identify opportunities to gain economic and personal empowerment.

Thank you for your support!

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    • Anonymous


      Apr 13, 2021

    • Anonymous


      Mar 3, 2021


    • Alison Wareham

      Alison Wareham

      Mar 3, 2021

      I think everything you're doing is really amazing and you've been a source of inspiration throughout this year. Sorry it's such a tiny contribution but hope it helps, more than anything as support.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 1, 2021


    • Emily Jones

      Emily Jones

      Feb 27, 2021

      A thank you for the sessions and support provided :)


    • Emanuela


      Feb 26, 2021

      Thank you Alessandra for your precious time given to me.


    • Chantal Potgieter

      Chantal Potgieter

      Feb 22, 2021

      Happy to support this cause!


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    Alessandra Alonso

    Alessandra Alonso


    Alessandra founded Women in Travel cic in 2017. Previously she co-founded gender consultancy Shine, after spending 10 years in the corporate world. She thrives seeing women realise their potential by using Travel & Tourism as a force for good.

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