International Goodwill and Understanding

Our International Goodwill and Understanding (IGU) committee is meant to help build global awareness within the club by participating in local and international projects that support Soroptimist International’s goal of “developing programs and partnerships to eradicate the extreme poverty and hunger of women and girls; improving societal and workplace conditions to enable women to achieve their potential, and increasing women’s involvement in management and decision making.”

In recent years, Soroptimist International of Kansas City has focused our IGU efforts on supporting Soroptimist International of Harare, Zimbabwe in numerous ways, including helping to fund a Traditional Birth Attendants program which provides medical kits to assist women in rural areas with childbirth. The kits contain sterile implements and bandages, and they go a long way toward alleviating the mortality rate among Zimbabwe's women.