Women’s Empowerment & Poverty

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Empowering Women Leaders in Guatemala

By Sonia Perez and Cristina Molina  Belonging to a Women Empowered (WE) group provides an opportunity that many women have never had before. An opportunity to manage their own resources, to be leaders in the savings and loan process, to start their own business, and to make decisions about the social realities where they live. In September [...]

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It All Starts with Water, and It’s About Time

“How far would you walk for water?” That’s a common question leading up to PCI’s Walk for Water happening in San Diego on April 19th and the first thing Dylan will ask you if you ask him about the event. (The second being: are you going?) Dylan is the president of his county’s Walk for [...]

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Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day

While we’ve come a long way since the first International Women’s Day in 1908, and have much to celebrate, there’s still plenty of work to be done. Empowering women isn’t something that should be thought of only once a year, and at PCI, we think about it every day. In fact, it’s essential to the [...]

By |March 6th, 2015|International Womens Day|
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Adelante Mujeres! Savings Groups Advocating for Improved Community Sanitation Practices

By Kaelyn DeVries, PCI Staff “What can we do to educate people in our neighborhood?” I watch Julia del Cid, Representative of Mujeres Ahorradoras (Women Saving), a PCI-organized economic and social empowerment group, pose the question to the members of her group. Sitting in a circle around the center patio of a home in the [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Women's Empowerment & Poverty|
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Dreams in Motion: Speeding Up Small Business Growth in Malawi

Chrissy Jamali from Mbera Village, Malawi watched as her neighbors flocked to their Women Empowered (WE) groups. She watched as they celebrated their group share-out, an event at the end of the year in which each group’s money is split and then distributed among its members. She watched as the women danced and sang during [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Women's Empowerment & Poverty|