Empower women to start small businesses
Your gift of support to entrepreneurs
Your thoughtful gift supports women to get their business started and to become more financially independent.
It provides management, leadership, new business skills and a small loan.
Whether it is sewing, hairdressing or farming, it gives women a new source of income and greater control of their own lives.
In turn these women invest in their family’s education improving life for them and uplifting their whole community.
“I can now provide for my family, and save for a rainy day.”
When her husband left her without support for herself and their four children, Wogayehu Alemu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, joined a Women in Self Employment cooperative (WISE) supported by Trócaire, and took a basic business skills course. With the help of this training and a small loan, Wogayehu started a food business which has really taken off.
Now her children are eating well and thriving in school, and her ambition has no limits. Her plans include building a guest house to create jobs for others in her community.