SHEBA WOMEN's EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Sheba Women’s Empowerment Program will launch in 2017. The program is an economic and personal self-sufficiency project for low-income women. It creates opportunities for women to improve their lives by providing support and access to education, business, and self-help trainings, allowing women to increase their income, develop self-confidence, and attain their goals. To augment the cycle of sustainability within our programs, Learning Lions mothers will have priority in applications to the program.
At the end of phase 1 of the training program, women are supported as they develop business proposals. In phase 2, project beneficiaries can apply for Start Up Package of materials and/or funds to begin or expand their business idea. Additional mentoring and support will allow them to carry out their plans. Upon completion of the full program, beneficiaries are given a certificate of good standing.
We envision our successful women becoming part of the mentoring process for subsequent program participants both enhancing their own professional development and encouraging local sustainability.
OUR GOALS FOR SHEBA WOMEN
- 100% Program completion rate.
- Increased understanding and skill sets needed to run small businesses individually and through locally based women’s cooperatives.
- Increased potential for income generating, self directed work sufficient to provide for all their children’s needs.
- Investment and reinvestment in their own communities to raise the tide for everyone.