Commitment to Action

Women Empowered: Amplifying Community Impact

Commitment by

Project Concern International (PCI)

In 2014, PCI committed to expand its Women Empowered (WE) Initiative by equipping an additional 250,000 women with tools, training and income-generating opportunities over the next three years. PCI will scale the initiative throughout its existing 16 country programs and integrate an economic component called Wealth Generation Pathways (WGPs) to multiply the income of women by identifying investment opportunities. Community, business, and government leaders will be engaged to identify facilitators who have knowledge of the needs of the targeted communities. Facilitators will lead outreach efforts in the poorest sections of the communities, offer information about forming WE groups, and conduct trainings on savings, financial literacy, bookkeeping, business planning, leadership, and public-speaking. To measure the success of its efforts, PCI will launch the second generation of its 'Lives Changed Indices' (LCI 2.0), a multi-dimensional survey, to measure the impact of international development programming on social empowerment and quality of life in areas such as gender equity, social capital, education, and health.

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Commitment

Women Empowered: Amplifying Community Impact

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$8,500,000

Region

Asia, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BANGLADESH, BOTSWANA, ETHIOPIA, GUATEMALA, INDIA, MALAWI, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, Tanzania, United States

Commitment by

Project Concern International (PCI)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Mara Hoffman