Income Generation for 5,000 Poor Ethiopian Women

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The project will select 5,000 poor women from three regions of Ethiopia; provide them skills and basic enterprise-management training, a start-up fund and technical assistance for self-reliance.

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Ethiopia's social pressures have made traditional farming practices unsustainable. Women do not own land or other means of production. They depend on men for their livelihoods, making it difficult for them to have control over important choices affecting their lives, including choices about children. This project will provide 5,000 women from poor households with alternative means of income for self-reliance.


Help women choose enterprises and assess markets; provide technical and enterprise management training. The project also provides start-up funds and monitoring services.

Long-Term Impact

This project will improve the livelihoods of participating women. Their children will have access to school and food, and other families will learn from their success.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Pathfinder International

Location: Watertown, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pathfinderint
Caitlin Corneliess
Project Leader:
Caitlin Corneliess
Institutional Giving Officer
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Funded Project!

Thanks to 237 donors like you, a total of $21,120 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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