Strengthening Women's Access to Economic Freedom Across Africa. (Fully-Funded)
Deadline for applications is 31st December 2019.
Are you a woman aged 35 – 50 year who is a community-based leader of a primary cooperative or a grass-root Community Based Organization (CBOs)? They are looking for you to apply for the SEWA program.
The objective of the program is to strengthen women’s access to economic freedom across Africa, SEWA proposes to organize exposure visits for grass-root sisters from Africa aged 35 – 50 years to SEWA. During these visits, the participants would visit:
SEWA’s own cooperative bank – to understand how access to financial services like savings, credit insurance can lead to economic empowerment.
SEWA’s tree-growers cooperative – to understand how eco-tourism and rural tourism can generate newer and modern livelihood opportunities for rural women.
SEWA’s artisan cooperatives, federation and company – to understand how owning an entire garment value chain can enable the integration of home-based women workers and artisans into every stage of a value chain leading to economic as well as social empowerment.
SEWA’s agribusiness enterprise – to understand how organizing small farmers into their own agribusiness value chain can make agriculture of small farmers viable, sustainable and profitable.
The initial 7-day exposure visit will enable sisters from Africa to understand the SEWA model and also identify the areas of interest for them, which can then be explored further for Training of trainers.
SEWA will cater for
International travel costs,
local travels costs,
food costs during the visit.