Support For Women Merchants

Partner : Women in Self Employment (WISE)

Country : Ethiopia

The LÉGER FOUNDATION in partnership WISE (Women in Self Employment) promotes the dignity of marginalized women and girls in two of Addis Ababa’s poorest neighborhoods, Ketema and Kolfe Kerano, by supporting them in leadership roles as business entrepreneurs.

WISE offers women tools like savings and credit cooperatives, as well as training, for running a small business. For those women who are especially vulnerable – the physically handicapped, those living with HIV/AIDS, the illiterate, those without family, or who are homeless – it not only provides essential tools and training for financial independence, but it offers a community network where hopes and dreams can flourish.