Hope for every woman.

We encourage women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many now own a business and feed and care for their own children.

Why Empower Women?

When women are given the opportunity to generate income, it not only impacts their families, it impacts their country’s economic standing. The goal of our program is to empower women in Ethiopia, Tanzania, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Philippines to make strategic, independent life choices through community-based training in peer-oriented cooperative savings groups and non-traditional micro-enterprise development.

We aim to facilitate sustainable income generation activities and entrepreneurial thinking that equips the women to make positive choices for themselves and their families in the area of health, education and economic welfare.

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Our Impact

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    1,000

    Ethiopian women who’ve attended the program in Ethiopia since 2010.
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    240%

    Increase in income compared to before the women in Ethiopia joined the program.
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    503

    Women have graduated from Mother's Clubs in El Salvador and Honduras.
  • $1,000

    Cost to empower a single Ethiopian woman
  • 300

    Women graduated from the program in Ethiopia in 2013.

Our Approach

  • Women's Micro-Enterprise

    Our women’s micro-enterprise 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 where activities monitored by Convoy of Hope staff ensure support and success. At the onset of the program, all women engage in self-esteem building activities and are also provided with education in basic literacy and numeracy, family health and nutrition, family planning and the prevention of communicable disease (HIV in particular).

  • Mother's Clubs

    Through our Mother's Club, women attend educational sessions where they are trained in nutrition, health and hygiene, literacy, small-scale community agricultural, 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 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 participant’s children under five years of age are monitored through their Body Mass Index to ensure a reduction in malnutrition and to ensure they develop normally.

  • Empowered Girls

    Empowered Girls brings educational programs to schools and communities. Here, sessions include contextually appropriate topics such as self-esteem, gender-based violence, harmful cultural beliefs and practices.

Genet

Women's Empowerment Participant, Ethiopia

Genet and her son, Biniam, were homeless — living on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She had no money, no work experience and no education.

Then Genet enrolled in Convoy’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative. She learned how to manage her finances and run a business. She now has a thriving coffee and biscuit business. She can afford Biniam’s school tuition, and has money to feed him nourishing meals. Genet and Biniam now have a secure future.

Convoy:Women

Convoy:Women is a group of women who are advocates for the poor and powerless. We strive to bring strength and dignity to women all over the world.

Women of all ages who love Convoy of Hope and its mission are invited to come together as donors and friends.

We invite you to be part of a united act of compassion!

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