What we do

The overall goal of our Empower Women benefit for All (EWA) programme was to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda). It was supported by the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women” (FLOW),  a fund set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to improve the position of women and girls in developing countries. The programme built on our multi-annual approach 2010 – 2015, which aimed at contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger), 3 (promote gender equality and empower women) and 7 (ensure environmental sustainability).


  • 12,000 beneficiaries improved affordable access to livelihood resources
  • 14,900 beneficiaries increased their economic independency and increased incomes by >50%
  • 5,000 women in 20 low income rural communities had access to credit
  • in 4 countries women’s participation in local decision-making structures was improved by 30% and
  • 10 million people were of the benefits of women’s economic and political empowerment by the end of 2015.


Afghanistan, Georgia, Uganda, South-Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan