WE partners with Via International to help women in Tijuana
Women's Empowerment (WE) is proud to announce a new partnership to provide business loans to women in Tijuana, Mexico, through Via International, a service organization based in San Diego and dedicated to building "paths to self-reliance for an interdependent world." Via has successfully helped address community needs since 1975.
This project, named ESTIMA (Economic and Social Empowerment to Increase Upward Mobility Among Women), addresses economic vulnerability among female sex workers by providing microfinance loans and business training to foster entrepreneurship and improve women’s financial stability. At the same time, these women are supported through community mobilization to address challenges at work, in the community, and at home. There are no other organizations with similar projects in Tijuana.