Training & Village Savings and Loan (VSL)
- walking in the steps of Mohammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner & 2009 US Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
OFDC believes every woman deserves the right for her voice to be heard.
Women in developing countries, traditionally own no property,
have not had the opportunity to go to school, lack basic health knowledge and are forced into
Your OFDC donation sponsors women's training, creating a forum for solidarity and strength, giving women a voice.
Classes are taught by local instructors in basic health, simple business skills, HIV/AIDS awareness and women's rights according to
the laws of Kenya.
Your OFDC donation established microcredit
loan projects in Bolivia, Malawi and Nepal.
Now OFDC focuses on Kenya and rural womens' groups. These groups are targeted because they apply profits raised from their
small businesses to improve the well-being of their family.
Small income generating businesses include
the buying of seed to grow and sell vegetables,
purchase of sewing machines for seamstress co-ops, purchase of livestock to sell the offspring, and buying bulk food
items in the city to sell in smaller quantities at a profit in their villages.
- Women in Developing Countries:
own no property
- are generally
- lack basic health
- Coupled with poverty, violence against women thrives in these conditions.
When women are given a voice from knowledge gained in training and, with peer support:
- women's status
advances and they are more involved in community decision
- their families'
diet and health improves
- they have fewer
- they send their
children to school in greater numbers
Your donation Empowering Women since