Women’s Empowerment International (WE) works in partnership with like-minded nonprofits, and funds small, repayable business loans and other poverty-reduction services for impoverished women. A small, strong 501(c)(3) with a dedicated Board and active volunteers, WE is committed to substantially increasing the impact and range of its poverty-alleviation efforts. As an all-volunteer organization, WE has raised over $1.3 million, funded 20,300 microloans for impoverished women in 6 countries, and supports a San Diego business incubator that launched 256 businesses. As part of a global effort to eliminate extreme poverty, WE intends to double its impact, reach and support base in the next 5 years, and continue that trajectory into the future.
WE seeks an Executive Director with the knowledge and passion to help WE raise funds and grow the organization in a way that will increase the impact of our efforts to help women escape extreme poverty.
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.
Women's Empowerent welcomes your interest in volunteering. As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on individuals to help with the tasks that keep Women's Empowerment running smoothly and our programs growing. Please join our fabulous team! Read more about our current volunteer opportunities.
Women's Empowerment (WE) is proud to announce a new partnership providing business loans to vulnerable women in Tijuana to help them start new businesses, 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.
In 2006, Sarah Ankrah received her first loan from WomensTrust - WE’s former partner bank for the poor in Ghana - for $50 to support her bread making business. The income from Phipha’s Bakery supports Sarah’s household, including her husband and six children. She used her first loan to buy bulk flour, and with her savings and successive loans she was able to buy equipment, hire additional staff, and triple her production.
In 2008, Sarah became one of the first members of WomensTrust’s Entrepreneur's Club, which provides larger loans for borrowers who have proven their credit worthiness.Read more ...