Weʼre raising £2,500 to provide 25 unemployed women with 6 months worth of training, mentoring, CV writing and interview skills, enabling their return to work.
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
Thank you for looking at our page!
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!
Share this story
Updates appear here
Alessandra Alonso started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Dec 1, 2020
Dec 1, 2020
Nov 11, 2020
Amazing work Alessandra.. wishing you much success xx
Nov 7, 2020
Really love the work you're doing!Best wishes, Shaon
Oct 4, 2020
Thank you for your support during a really challenging time. Happy to be able to give a little something back to such a good cause.
Oct 3, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Thank you for your time providing the coaching.
Become a supporter
Help Alessandra Alonso raise more
About the fundraiser
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.