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Coming Events

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 Valley. Registration $25, includes wine and cheese reception. Registration and Map.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 3-4:30 PM – Learn more about WE at our free orientation. We'll introduce you to our organization, its mission, partners and the general philosophy of our work.  Location is 15655 Caldes de Reyes in Rancho Bernardo. 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. 

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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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