Our social and economic empowerment program provides marginalized women with the opportunity, often for the first time in their lives, to come together to build support networks, to share experiences, to learn critical skills, and to access new resources.
Women learn basic business skills and a vocational skill with earning power in their local markets. They begin to save and receive support to establish cooperatives, associations, or savings and loan associations. They help each other find solutions to common challenges.
Women learn how to manage their health, including reproductive health and stress management, and the importance of good hygiene and nutrition for their families. They are connected with local healthcare providers and our free mobile health screen campaign trail.
Women learn their fundamental rights and those recognized in their countries, and are encouraged to educate other women. They learn the importance of civic participation, voting, and negotiation.
Social Welfare Supports
Aid to Women International provides social welfare payments to support women. These payments are both means-tested and based on membership contributions. Supports such as Rent allowance, Child education benefits, Household benefits, Health insurance benefits, Traveling benefits, and Birth and Death expenses are available for unemployed women, women in low-paid employment and bringing children up without the support of a partner.
Creating Opportunity after Graduation
For women who have completed our yearlong training, we further support their economic empowerment by connecting them to financial services, advanced business and vocational training and support networks to increase their ability to earn, save, and access capital.
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Aid to Women support school drop outs and brilliant but needy girls pursue advanced education and Professional skills training to ensure their communities have highly educated graduates and skilled workers which is conducive to economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity. This will be achieved through a spectrum of programs, services, and supports.