Every woman deserves to be empowered. To have strength and dignity. To know she is valuable. Through this program, the lives of women and their families are being transformed and receiving hope for a better future. I am excited to be a part of helping my sisters all over the world!
When women are given the opportunity to generate income, it impacts their families and their country’s economic standing.
We encourage women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many enrolled in our Women’s Empowerment program now own a business that allows them to better feed and care for their children.
We empower women to make strategic, independent life choices through community-based training and non-traditional micro-enterprise development.
Our Micro+ program equips women with financial education, vocational training, cooperative saving groups, and even start-up capital. After receiving training and the distribution of capital for small business start-ups, women participate in income-generating activities as they launch their own small business. Every activity is monitored by Convoy of Hope staff to ensure support and success. At the onset of the program, all women engage in self-esteem building activities and are provided with education in basic literacy and numeracy, family health and nutrition, family planning, and the prevention of communicable disease (HIV in particular).
Through our Mothers' Club, women attend educational sessions where they are trained in nutrition, health and hygiene, literacy, small-scale community agriculture, and craftsmanship/cooking. Participants who display consistent attendance receive a month’s worth of food to help supplement their diet at home. Not only does this provide incentive for women to come and learn, but it also helps Convoy of Hope address the nutritional deficiencies of children who are not enrolled in school. Caretakers, especially those who are pregnant, are provided with vitamins for both themselves and their children. All of the participants' children under 5 years old are monitored through their Body Mass Index to strive toward a reduction in malnutrition and protect healthy development.
Empowered Girls brings educational programs to schools and communities. Sessions include contextually appropriate topics such as self-esteem, gender-based violence, and harmful cultural beliefs and practices.