Women Empowerment: Economic Independence

  • Teaching Communities to be Self Sufficient

    The Beginning The project was started in July 2009, with a target group of unemployed and disadvantaged women with families. Teaching Communities to be Self Sufficient The Home Gardening Project teaches...
  • Weaving dreams in Jute, Gadag

    Sometimes, small measures are all that’s needed to change the world. A tiny village in Karnataka is scripting a quiet tale of empowerment by weaving dreams in jute. The Art of Living Foundation started...
  • Women Empowerment Programs in war-torn Iraq changes lives of many

    Suad is a 35-year-old widow and is a mother of five children. As an immigrant without any identification papers, it was difficult for her to find a job. Raising five kids in today’s time added to her struggle....
  • Beans are These Ugandan Women’s Best Friends

    October, 2016 From Uganda comes a great story: how spunky women from 5 villages in Uganda scripted a success story – with beans. The non-profit project, called Empowered Voices, was set up in 2012 by Lene...
  • VISTA India

    The Beginning The VISTA project was started in 1985 near Bangalore to empower illiterate women, abused women and women in poor health. The Training It provides vocational training in sewing and embroidery,...
  • The Peanut Butter Project empowers women in Zimbabwe

    Every morning, Mary, a resident of Murewa in Zimbabwe, would wake up before dawn and toil making peanut butter with stone. The tiresome process would take hours, giving just enough butter to survive. Low...