Women's Empowerment and Social Capital
Investing in women around the world
Investing in women is key to ending hunger and poverty. And it’s at the very center of our community development approach.
When women have control over their assets and incomes, they reinvest in their families.
Everyone eats more nutritious food. Kids go to school. Families get better access to health care.
That’s why we invest in women farmers and business owners, equipping them with the tools and expertise they need to make their businesses thrive and grow.
We support women to improve their products and sell them for higher prices. We work with them to build their confidence so they can find new markets for their goods, and make their voices heard in their communities.
And we connect them to other farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs to build inclusive markets that create new opportunities for others.
Because when they have their own sources of income and can decide how their money is spent, the impact on their families and communities is truly transformational.
See how women are investing back into their communities
Empowering Women Farmers in Nepal
Heifer works with farmer cooperatives to improve financial management and link them to distribution markets
Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Project, Guatemala
By identifying local market demand and providing support and training, Heifer International and partners are paving the way for women to earn living incomes.
Rural Entrepreneurs Project, Mexico
In this partnership with the Walmart Foundation, Heifer empowers women farmers across Mexico through training, finance and providing connections to formal markets where they can sell their products.