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Empowerment Projects Underway


Get involved and improve access to financial services for women worldwide by particpating in the 2014–2015 projects sponsored by the Network's Empowerment Grant. Global Women's scholarship winners Elenita San Roque, CEO of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (Thailand); and Kristi Lozano, Financial Education Specialist at San Mateo Credit Union (USA), were selected to implement a program that will increase access to credit, loans, savings and leadership opportunities for women in their communities.

Leveraging the membership of Global Women's, each project will tap into the vast technical expertise of our network and look to you for mentoring and guidance. Projects are scheduled to take place from November 2014–August 2015. As the projects get underway, regular progress reports and opportunities for engagment will be shared here.

Pictured above include senior staff of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative in the Philippines who convened this November to receive training on the goals and objectives of the project there. With support from World Council's Empowerment Grant, the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative will establish a business development center that will help advance women members' entrepreneurial and leadership skills, as well as access to markets and information for micro and small enterprise developments.


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