Coming Events

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 2 & 9, 10:30-11 PM – Watch continuation of the KPBS documentary series: A Path Appears (see featured article at left).

FEBRUARY 7 – Fundraiser for WE! Learn to play Texas Hold 'Em with Richard Lederer, founding co-host of NPR's "A Way with Words." Sorry, sold out!

FEBRUARY 28, 11 AM-2 PM – Tour the WE STAR Center, visit clients at the farmer's market and have lunch at the Roots Garden. Meet outside the City Heights Weingart Library, 3795 Fairmont Ave. Cost: $10. Map.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2-4 PM – 
Celebrate Int'l Women's Day with WE
 and learn about our new partnership with Via International at the Hera Hub, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. in Sorrento Mesa. Registration and Map.

WE's Mission

The mission of Women's Empowerment International is to give women the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. In partnership with nonprofit microfinance organizations, WE provides small, repayable business loans and services for women and supports other poverty-reduction strategies in places where WE can make a difference. WE's commitment is to education, to mutual communication, and to furthering the worldwide effort to alleviate poverty.

Microfinance, an effective poverty reduction strategy:

Microfinance programs offer poor people access to basic financial services, such as micro-loans, savings, training and micro-insurance, and is widely recognized as a just and sustainable solution to alleviating global poverty.

Small loans - often less than $100 - are provided to poor women to start or expand businesses. Unlike commercial loans, no collateral is required. Instead, women borrowers form themselves into groups of five, with each member guaranteeing the others' loans. 


Take Action

Wtih your help we can assist women living in poverty with small business loans and help with starting and growing their businesses.  Gifts of every size make a difference.

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