• "Our focus is poverty reduction and giving women hope, self-esteem and the ability to control their lives and destinies."Win Cox, Co-Founder of Women’s Empowerment International

    "Our focus is poverty reduction and giving women hope, self-esteem and the ability to control their lives and destinies."
    Win Cox, Co-Founder of Women’s Empowerment International

  • Women's Empowerment International funds microloans that enable women to start businesses and begin to work their way out of poverty.

    Women's Empowerment International funds microloans that enable women to start businesses and begin to work their way out of poverty.

  • Women's Empowerment International has helped San Diego's poor women start over 220 businesses.

    Women's Empowerment International has helped San Diego's poor women start over 220 businesses.

  • Women's Empowerment has funded over 22,000 loans to poor women internationally.

    Women's Empowerment has funded over 22,000 loans to poor women internationally.

Meet Our Clients

Making Dreams Come True for her Children

Paula Chavira lives in Buena Vista, Sonora and is a single parent of four.  She wisely used her cooking skills and a loan from Grameen de la Frontera – WE’s partner bank for the poor in Mexico - to start a tamale business in her home town.  She is now able to support her children as they attend school.

In fact, her eldest daughter, an excellent student, received a highly competitive scholarship from Grameen de la Frontera.  This allows her to follow her aspirations to become a dermatologist.

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Coming Events

Tour the IRC STAR Center

October 18 10:30 – 1 pm

Come for a tour of the IRC STAR Center. Learn more about this important WE project right here in San Diego.

Starting at the IRC Office in City Heights

5348 University Ave

Hear about the Refugee story, meet a few STAR clients, followed by lunch at the New Community Roots Center. Parking onsite.

$10 for lunch, paid on the day of event.

Register here

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