Community Development

restoring dignity

Giving opportunities, livelihoods and dignity to at-risk women through business set-up grants and vocational training.


Poverty increases vulnerability to exploitation and abuse, which in turn strips women of their dignity. 

This is why we do what we do!


Our economic empowerment programmes give dignity to women from poor and marginalised communities and helps them to earn a livelihood.

Business grants

We provide small grants to help women set up a business suited to their abilities and local market conditions.

Self-help groups

The women are encouraged to form self-help groups (known as LAMP groups) for mutual support and encouragement, as they generate enough income for a livelihood, some savings and to recycle money for other women to benefit from a grant.

Business Skills

Our field staff help the women to learn basic business and money management skills, and to open a bank account.

Vocational Skills

We provide vocational training courses – for example, in tailoring or basic computer skills. Some courses are run in partnership with local authorities. We are also replicating the Women's Development Centre model offering a number of accredited courses from one facility. Sometimes we are able to help to provide equipment and materials to enable those who successfully complete a course to start their own business.


We want to see dignity restored to more at-risk women, along with the opportunity to stand on their own feet economically.

With your help, we can.

can make it happen

We want to empower more women so that they can thrive and at the same time equip them to overcome poverty, exploitation and abuse.

You can help by donating to our Community Development fund to help women through our holistic empowerment programmes.