It is possible for women and young girls to thrive and experience the fullness of life that God intends for them, even when they experience poverty, unemployment, and lack of economic opportunities.

As an organization following the example of Jesus, we are called to reveal hope and restore life to those most deeply affected so that they are empowered and can flourish in every area of their lives.


As of today, women remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation.

Here are a few examples:

  • 60m

    women worldwide are married before they turn 18

  • 53%

    of those are married before they turn 14

  • 1 out of 10

    births worldwide are born to adolescent girls (age 15 to 19) every year

  • 20%

    of all landholders are women in developing countries

  • 37%

    of these women landholders have bank accounts

  • 1 in 3

    women worldwide have experienced some form of gender-based violence

  • 150 countries

    around the world legally discriminated against women

According to the most recent estimates, 10 percent of the world’s population live on less than US$1.90 a day.

In many societies, women and girls often eat last—and least. They have more limited access to essential services such as education and health care, and fewer opportunities to work or earn a good wage.

Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.


We empower
women through:

  • Micro-loans
  • Vocational Training
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Counselling and Spiritual Formation

When you empower women you:

  • Empower the entire family
  • Break the cycle of poverty
  • Increase household income
  • Give dignity and hope
  • Transform a community


Life-giving Impact

Income generating activities deeply impact a woman’s life.

Increased income is often channelled into family welfare. In fact, evidence shows that women tend to spend more of their incomes in ways that directly benefit their children, improving nutrition, health and educational opportunities for the next generation.

Source: USAID, 2015, Gender and Extreme Poverty

As women gain foundational skills, she becomes more marketable, resulting in an increase in her earning potential.

When a woman sees that she provide for her family and their needs, there is an increased sense of self worth and value.

As a woman begins to experience improvements in other areas of her life, hope and freedom begins to emerge. She begins to experience a new vision for their life – a redemptive vision.

By empowering a woman to receive essential skills and start her own business, she becomes an active contributor to society.

A one percentage point increase in female education raises the average gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.3 percentage points and raises annual GDP growth rates by 0.2 percentage points. In short, educated girls are empowered girls. And empowered girls and women are key to making greater gains in sustainable development.



In 2022, our local partner in Paraguay saw

  • 6,105 Microloans with $990,000+ portfolio size at 80% sustainability
  • 360 Trust Groups
  • 48 Staff and 203 volunteer chaplains
  • 3,150 women trained in financial literacy
  • 5,297 people trained in vocational training courses
  • Church-facilitated savings groups launched in 3 regions of the country


Here is a visual footprint of our economic empowerment projects.

Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission – Maharashtra
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Micro-finance Project
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Read stories of how women are experiencing freedom and hope in their lives.

Give the gift of dignity, value, freedom and a future for a woman.

Break the chains of oppression for a woman living in crisis and poverty. Help her realize her dreams and full potential by becoming financially independent and free from debt. Resource and empower an entrepreneur to start income generating activities whether through a micro-loan and/or projects such as agriculture, farming and gardens.