Asian Hmong woman- photo by Christophe Meneboeuf, CCThe Milwaukee Hmong women’s giving circle boasts an inspiring story of how it began and impressive progress over the course of its two years.

The circle grew out of an incident when a Hmong woman was killed by her estranged husband and there was no one to bury her. A group of Hmong women pooled their resources to pay for the woman’s burial.

From that experience and the realization that other women might face the same situation, the women decided to form a giving circle.

It has so far raised $15,000 to donate as grants to support women from this Asian ethnic minority.

(READ the story in the Milw. Journal-Sentinel)

Photo of Hmong woman in VietNam by Christophe Meneboeuf, CC

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