From a good education and a safe place to live to quality healthcare and economic opportunity, women and girls must meet 6 Essential Needs to succeed. Our work, determined by local women and girls, provides resources to help meet these needs.

Economic Empowerment

An increase to a woman's income of $10 achieves the same improvements in children's nutrition and health as an increase to a man's income of $110. Enabling the economic empowerment of all women ensures healthier, more fulfilled lives.

Field Resources for Economic Empowerment

  • Ensuring Adolescent Girls' Wellbeing: A Holistic Approach [pdf]

    The objective of this document is to consolidate information related to adolescent girls’ wellbeing and to illustrate entry points for holistic, multi-sectoral initiatives that can help girls achieve wellbeing. This resource is outcome-focused; multiple experts from the adolescent girl field identified their optimal outcomes as related to girls’ education, health, economic empowerment, hygiene, experience of gender-based violence, and experience in conflict, emergency, or humanitarian settings. We illustrate connections across sectors that make the case that the holistic needs of girls must be taken into consideration regardless of in which sector the program or policy originates.

    Source: Coalition for Adolescent Girls

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  • Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook [pdf]

    This curriculum helps facilitators plan and initiate a specific training to empower women micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales agents in the household energy sector. The 6 day focuses on leadership, business skills and ongoing training to support women for entrepreneurs.

    Source: Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves

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  • Group Savings and Loans: Micro Finance Programme, Field Officers’ Training Manual [doc]

    A nuts-&-bolts “how-to” for savings and loans facilitators, developed by CARE-Kenya on the basis of its experience in the Nairobi slum of Kibera.

    Source: CARE-KENYA

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