Coming Events

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Tour the WE STAR Center. Visit STAR Center Client businesses and have lunch at the New Roots GardenRegistration

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 10:30 AM – Learn more about Women's Empowerment and how you can help at our WE orientation.  Continental breakfast will be served.  Registration  

SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM – WE's Annual Celebration, at UCSD's Great Hall.  Check back for more detailsRegistration


WE's Mission

The mission of Women's Empowerment International is to give women the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. In partnership with nonprofit microfinance organizations, WE provides small, repayable business loans and services for women and supports other poverty-reduction strategies in places where WE can make a difference. WE's commitment is to education, to mutual communication, and to furthering the worldwide effort to alleviate poverty.

Microfinance, an effective poverty reduction strategy:

Microfinance programs offer poor people access to basic financial services, such as micro-loans, savings, training and micro-insurance, and is widely recognized as a just and sustainable solution to alleviating global poverty.

Small loans - often less than $100 - are provided to poor women to start or expand businesses. Unlike commercial loans, no collateral is required. Instead, women borrowers form themselves into groups of five, with each member guaranteeing the others' loans. 


Take Action

Wtih your help we can assist women living in poverty with small business loans and help with starting and growing their businesses.  Gifts of every size make a difference.

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