What we do

Livelihoods aren’t just about incomes. They also help women achieve gender equality, stand up to climate change, survive forced displacement and more. By 2026, through our global network, we aim to help create 7m jobs that lift women and their families out of poverty. 

Women’s Economic Empowerment

Through our business and skills training we support women to beat the odds and succeed by setting up and running their own microbusinesses. Find out more.

Regenerative Agriculture

We help women farmers develop agricultural techniques that restore soil degraded by intensive farming, trap harmful carbon emissions and boost farmers’ incomes. Find out more. 

Internally displaced people

We equip displaced women in some of the world’s toughest places with the tools and skills they need to help them rebuild their lives.   Find out more.

Business acceleration

We give women entrepreneurs the tools and support they need to expand their businesses, reach larger markets, and create jobs within their communities. Find out more. 

Our impact at a glance

up to

46%

‘Return on investment’ per programme

 

90¢

of every dollar spent on programmes

 

3.5m

Micro-businesses launched

 

5.5m

Jobs created and grown

Our partnerships in action

Halima, Kenya

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Planet friendly farming with IKEA 

Thanks to the IKEA Foundation we will train 1,600 smallholder farmers in regenerative and circular practices to increase productivity and reduce poverty.

Partnering with Cartier Philanthropy to empower women

This groundbreaking project works with men to tackle restrictive attitudes that hold women back.

Our success stories

Bathsheba, Kenya 

Boosting food security in her community during the  Covid-19 crisis. 

Faith, Tanzania

How one woman found a way to provide for her family when her husband lost his job.

Rozi-Khal, Afghanistan

A former refugee turned poultry farmer who can now provide for her children.