Happy International Women’s Day!
Today we celebrate all of the strong women who make up our Pwoje Espwa community. From administrative staff, to house monitors, to teachers, the women at Pwoje Espwa bring their intelligence, perseverance, and love to all of the roles they serve for our community.
Here are some of the women who serve Pwoje Espwa every day.
As in many cultures and societies, women are the backbone of Haitian society and local economies – often referred to as the poto mitan, or the central pillar. Nearly half of Haitian households are women-led. They are also pillars of economic life, forming a majority of street vendors and supporting agricultural supply chains (Ref: USAID).
We support the women in our communities in various ways, such as:
Providing stable employment for women in various departments.
Providing their families with tuition support for up to 2 children, relieving them of expensive school fees to secure educational opportunities for their children.
Providing mothers and female caregivers with financial and life skills training and economic opportunities to empower them to become self-sufficient.
Most of all, we honor the family unit by prioritizing keeping children at home.
We are proud to employ accomplished, fierce women, and to provide services supporting economic opportunities for women and families.
Happy International Women’s Day to the powerful women at Pwoje Espwa, across Haiti, and in your lives!
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