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Social and economic empowerment of women

FIDA’s work in Kolfe-Keraniyo sub city, Kebele 10/11 and Menegasha town has identified that women are often disadvantaged in village society and that this has contributed to high levels of poverty in the community.

To promote social and economic opportunities for women in the village, FIDA has initiated a project to support the formation of a women’s savings and credit programme.

On the basis of an initial membership of 50 women, and the assumption that each member supports an average of 2.5 family members, it is envisaged that the programme will contribute to the well-being of over 300 direct/indirect beneficiaries.

Furthermore, it is expected that the programme will contribute to the creation of sustainable businesses and employment opportunities in the village in the longer term.

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