WE is pleased to offer its popular - and free - Introduction to Microfinance seminar in February. February 9 & 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Led by Jean Fort, this excellent seminar will be conducted in two, two-hour sessions. Topics range from the poor's financial tools, credit sources and needs for financial services to an explanation of the different types of microfinance loans, how they work, and who they help.
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.
Recently, several representatives of WE had an opportunity to meet with Jackson Kaguri, the extraordinary individual whose efforts led to the establishment of the Nyaka Grannies Project in southwest Uganda. In 2014, WE contributed $25,000 to the project, committing to an additional $32,000 for 2015. The project provides access to credit to some 7000 grannies caring for 43,000 grandchildren orphaned as a result of AIDS.
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.
For 35 years, Grace Akor has cooked and sold banku, a fermented cassava dough made into a paste with hot water and served with soup or stew. Before receiving a loan from WomensTrust – WE’s former partner bank for the poor in Ghana – she had to buy her supplies on credit. Now she is able to pay cash, which saves her money and makes it possible for her to buy more supplies at one time. With her profits she pays school fees and buys clothing for her daughter.Read more ...