Global Women’s Economic Empowerment

Our Global Women’s Economic Empowerment program takes “a hand up, not a hand out” approach to helping women in Kore, Ethiopia lift themselves out of poverty.

What is GWE?

I Pour Life established GWE in 2014 to help women in Kore use their innate strengths and talents to launch their own businesses, and in turn, sustainably lift themselves out of poverty.

First, the women are trained in key business and finance skills they need to know to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. Then, with the provision of in-kind start-up capital, they are launched as self-sufficient business owners, elevating women who were once beggars as respected business owners in their community.

Welcome to Kore

Kore, Ethiopia is a community of roughly 100,000 people living on a garbage dump just outside the capital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many people living in Kore have been diagnosed with leprosy, and as a result, have been shunned and become outcasts in their own society. This community is comprised mostly of women and children. The people of Kore are smart and have unique strengths, but have not been given the opportunity to thrive.

Welcome to Kore

Kore, Ethiopia is a community of roughly 100,000 people living on a garbage dump just outside the capital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many people living in Kore have been diagnosed with leprosy, and as a result, have been shunned and become outcasts in their own society. This community is comprised mostly of women and children. The people of Kore are smart and have unique strengths, but have not been given the opportunity to thrive.

What is GWE?

I Pour Life established GWE in 2014 to help women in Kore use their innate strengths and talents to launch their own businesses, and in turn, sustainably lift themselves out of poverty.

First, the women are trained in key business and finance skills they need to know to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. Then, with the provision of in-kind start-up capital, they are launched as self-sufficient business owners, elevating women who were once beggars as respected business owners in their community.

Program Success

Lives changed forever

People directly affected by sustainability

I am an I Pour Life Woman, I am strong, I am smart, I will succeed, because I can and I will.

Repeated daily by the female entrepreneurs in Kore, Ethiopia

 

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