WE is proud to announce our newest project partner, the Boutik Sante Program of Fonkoze in Haiti. Our members may be familiar with Fonkoze’s outstanding microloan program, one of the oldest and most well respected in Haiti.
Women's Empowerment: First Bold Step
Eleven years ago, Women’s Empowerment International (WE) joined forces with a successful worldwide movement to lift people out of poverty. Through a variety of approaches, this global effort halved world poverty in just 20 years.
Enjoy this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune about WE’s support of the Granny Project in Uganda.
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.
Starting with corn fresh from the fields and a machete, Consuela Alcantar Cota makes 300 tamales a day and proves how much difference a small loan can make. Photo/Mary Rutland
Four years ago, Consuela Alcantar Cota, a middle-aged woman, started a wholesale tamale business with the aid of loans from Grameen de la Frontera in Sonora, Mexico. At her home, she greets visitors warmly and demonstrates how to husk corn in just one or two blows with a machete-like knife.Read more ...