Training and empowering women is an important aspect of integrated development. In a culture where women aren't normally given the means to provide for themselves, we aim to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to better support themselves and their families.
Programs that Empower Women
In many communities, women are marginalized - especially the casteless and poor. These women can climb out of that situation by becoming financially independent. CLC's empower women with training in a specific and practical trade, equipping each one to start a small business. The economic independence of women empowers them to make a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of their families and community at large.
A Community Learning Center is our vehicle for empowering women. CLC's are able to :
1) Teach women a trade - such as how to sew, pickle foods, beautician training, and more,
2) Empower women to start a cottage business in their home using their new skills to market their products,
3) Provide resources via a micro-loan program (when needed) to help women start their home business,
4) Equip them to teach and help others in their community.