Empowering Disadvantaged Women Vocational Training

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


This project empowers economically disadvantaged women with little or no education.Training and microfinance support helps women to regain economic independence, value and self-esteem.

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Many disadvantaged women in Ivory Coast do not have access to the training and resources that will help them become independent and financially sufficient. Due to little or no education, they are powerless and locked in a vicious cycle. This project seeks to reduce the rate of poverty and illiteracy amongst women especially in the densely populated area of Abidjan, specifically Yopougon.


Women are trained in vocational courses including catering, tie- dyeing, sewing, adult Literacy. Later, they will establish their own businesses through a Microfinance program. This will empower them with basic educational tools for success.

Long-Term Impact

This project builds up their self esteem. Owning their own business and wisely managing their finances provides the opportunity for economic independence and empowerment. This project will transform their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Providing Job Skills Training

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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