“Men anpil chay pa lou. / Many hands make the load lighter.” -Haitian proverb
According to the United Nations, “when more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labor force participation . . . results in faster economic growth. Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women . . . changes spending in ways that benefit children” (http://www.unwomen.org/). Women have tremendous potential to change their own economic status. In Haiti, many women have the overwhelming responsibility of being the sole means of support for themselves and their families.
HEARTS IN ACTION: WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ISA, in collaboration with Gabrielle Aurel of Sonje Ayiti, has developed a women’s entrepreneurial initiative at Faith Church in Cap Haitien. Led by Kimberly Pomeroy-Reid, the objective is to provide women with a dignified means to build a better life for themselves, their families, and their community.
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