Partner : Women in Self Employment (WISE)

Country : Ethiopia

For women and girls in Ethiopia, patriarchy is a critical issue that exposes them to unequal access to resources, insecurity and economic dependence. Recognizing this, the LÉGER FOUNDATION and Women in Self-Employment (WISE) have been working together since 2005 to enable these vulnerable and marginalized women and girls to share resources, seize opportunities to reduce inequities and to help create a just world for all.

Our current project is aimed specifically at strengthening the capacity of young women entrepreneurs in food security. Through a variety of initiatives (training, networking, capacity building, job creation, etc.), targeted women can get decent work to generate self-sustaining income, become leaders in their communities and develop influence in their personal and professional life.