• 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 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 has funded over 22,000 loans to poor women internationally.

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

  • "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

Meet Our Clients

Reuniting her Family in Las Santa Cruz

Antolina Anaya Alvarez has efficiently used her talents and energy to start a small grocery business and take a leadership role as president of her loan group in Las Santa Cruz.  When an aunt relocated, Antolina took over her loan from Grameen de la Frontera, WE’s partner bank for the poor in Sonora, Mexico. With the loan, she opened her store. The results of her small loan helped her both financially and personally.  Her husband who had been supporting the family by working in Tijuana, Mexico, was able to return home to help in the grocery store.

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Coming Events

Julian Giving Circle, 3rd Annual Soup du Jour Event

Saturday, September 23, 11:30 – 3:30

Donation $40, to benefit WE

For more info and to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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