How The Philanthropy Was Founded
I was always hoping to partner with various movements that would support Women and Moms. I was looking for Organizations with the infastructure in place that The She Network could partner and support through part of the proceeds from the membership platform.
When Margie Aliprandi shared how Women United for Change is empowering women in so many different ways through Project Concern International (PCI), I knew I’d found a match. I was amazed that just $50 provides a woman with a rigorous 18-month Women Empowered (WE) training program and sets her up with the mindset, tools and support system she needs to start a business in her local village. When I saw PCI in action during our adventure in Tanzania in January 2020, I realized that this is not a charity – it’s a movement. I was completely sold. To learn that domestic violence was reduced in communities when women become financial contributors to the household through Women Empowered was so impactful. During our visit, I asked each woman, “Are you teaching your children what you’ve learned?” In each case, the answer was a resounding, “Yes!” In those moments I understood that together with PCI and Women United for Change, these women are creating a legacy for future generations. I’m so proud to be a part of that and as a Member of the She Network you can be too!
PCI’s approach recognizes that women and girls are powerful agents of change and are essential contributors to the social and economic well-being of their communities. When women have more resources and control over spending, they are more likely than men to utilize these resources for their children and families, including paying for education, medicine, and more nutritious foods.
Investing in training and development of women generates a larger “return on investment” in terms of family and community development, as healthier and educated children will grow up contributing more to the economy and their families in a reinforcing cycle of positive change.
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