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.
Before she received loans from Grameen de la Frontera, Carmen Baldenegro’s store was a simple window into her house. Now it is a well-stocked, separate store with two refrigerators and metal shelves in her small village in Sonora, Mexico.
“If you buy things for yourself, your business won’t thrive,” she says. “It’s important to use part of your profits to keep buying for your business.”
In addition to building her business, Carmen has been able to use her proceeds to take care of her two daughters and supplement her husband’s income from working in the fields and the shrimp hatchery.