Provision of skills to women of low income backgrounds through training in areas such as Candle making, computer training, market gardening, production of soft drinks (nutritional drinks), making of floor polish (wax), weaving, cutting and design, interior décor, hair dressing, knitting, embroidery , poultry and piggery.
Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfil this responsibility.
Research has shown that, vast majority of the world’s poor are women. Two thirds of the world’s illiterate are female .Of the millions of school age, children not in school, the majority are girls. And today, HIV/AIDS is rapidly becoming a woman’s disease. In several southern African countries, more than three-quarters of all young people living with HIV are women.
Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and income increase. In short, communities become more resilient. YAWEG firmly believes that empowering women to be key agents of development is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Wherever YAWEG is going to work, our programmes will aim to support women and build their capacity.
Women will be encouraged to engage in income generating activities to increase their incomes and invest in their families and communities through the provision of easy access to credit, adequate training and instilling in them the importance of saving.
YAWEG will tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS AND Gender inequality through workshops, in which they will not only learn the fact of HIV/AIDS, but also confront and transform the gender-based behaviours that fuel the pandemic.