Gender and investing in women



Fighting poverty requires focusing on women to achieve equality. When you empower a woman, she becomes a catalyst for positive change whose success benefits everyone around her including her husbands, sons, brothers and father.

VAF is committed to individualized and long-term assistance to its beneficiaries, advocating for the strategic use of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and providing commercially viable business activities in the countries where we work, as a tool for social rehabilitation and economic empowerment of women who come from the background of poverty and abuse.

With this programme women became socio-economically empowered and gain the skills they need to live independently and free of poverty and limitations.

Project activities:

  • Skills acquisition
  • Basic business administration and start-up loans.
  • Advocacy & human rights of women
  • Capacity building for women in leadership & political office