WE is pleased to announce Paige Bradley as its first Executive Director. Bradley brings two decades of experience in the non-profit, political and communications arenas to the role, where she will oversee efforts to double the organization’s funding of poverty alleviation programs by 2020. Bradley most recently worked in Paris, France as a fundraising director for Sport dans la Ville, France’s leading nonprofit serving at-risk youth and families.
Women's Empowerment: First Bold Step
Eleven years ago, Women’s Empowerment International (WE) joined forces with a successful worldwide movement to lift people out of poverty. Through a variety of approaches, this global effort halved world poverty in just 20 years.
Enjoy this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune about WE’s support of the Granny Project in Uganda.
WE is proud to announce our newest project partner, the Boutik Sante Program of Fonkoze in Haiti. Our members may be familiar with Fonkoze’s outstanding microloan program, one of the oldest and most well respected in Haiti.
Guadalupe Rodriguez has used her five loans – each one for only $27 – to slowly improve her chicken business and small farm where she grows corn. She used her first loan to build a fence to keep her chickens from getting lost or stolen. She used subsequent loans to buy fertilizer for her corn fields and feed for the chickens.
These small loans from Adelante Foundation – WE’s partner bank for the poor in Honduras – have allowed Guadalupe to buy food for her six children and keep them in school.Read more ...