Women's Economic Empowerment

In Benin, Hairdressing Offers New Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

When Virginie Adounon first opened her beauty salon in Bohicon, Benin, she was not keeping track of her sales or giving herself a salary, and she could not save up enough money to make necessary upgrades to her shop. After joining a TechnoServe program called BeniBiz, she gained the skills she needed to run a profitable business.

The second phase of the WIN program (WIN 2.0) began with a Market System Assessment inception and analysis activities in the north and south of Mozambique

The second phase of the WIN program, which has been underway since July of this year, is beginning to take its first steps towards achieving the primary objective of economic empowerment of low-income women, by identifying, catalyzing and expanding innovative solutions, with the ultimate aim of benefiting low-income women, mostly…

LIWAY program participants sorting recyclables, promoting environmental sustainability in Ethiopia

Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY)

The Ethiopia LIWAY program is a nine-year initiative implemented by TechnoServe alongside a consortium of partners. The program is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). It is working to create a more sustainable and inclusive job market for women and the youth.

Environmental Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment, Youth Economic Opportunity
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sida

Case Study – How can management tools and information lead to women’s economic empowerment?

This case study is one of a four-part series designed to explorethe effectiveness of interventions across different sectors to increase women’s economic empowerment. The series includes case studies on four of WIN’s intervention areas: media, financial services, distribution and management tools and information. By promoting management tools and information…

Gender Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment
Case Studies