WE CHALLENGED THEM TO MATCH OUR INVESTMENT...
...and instead the women women built 6x more technologies than we funded and reached 4x more people than we expected!
WE TRAINED THEM AS TRAINERS...
...but the seed funds did NOT cover the costs for them to offer workshops. But women don't hoard knowledge! They SHARE IT! Especially when it will improve people's lives!
THEY RAISED THEIR OWN MONEY
In total, we invested $100,000 in seed funds. They tripled our investment in grants, cash, in-kind community donations and sweat labor.
AND THEN THEY TOOK THE LEAD!
You probably think these ladies have college degrees with the amount of impact they've had. On the contrary, 70% of the women we trained dropped out of school before the 8th grade. Because of our trainings they are making money, getting awards and influencing local policy!