Cooperative for Women’s Empowerment

We are empowering local women to enable financial independence through professional training, personal guidance, and business consulting.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation in Angola: professional training for women in Luanda, the Sewing Cooperative.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation in Angola: professional training for women in Luanda, the Sewing Cooperative.

The Challenge

Many local women in Luanda cannot acquire basic education or professional skills that will allow them financial independence. The concept of joint work and sharing responsibilities is not widespread, and they often prefer working alone or not working at all.

The Opportunity

The Women’s Cooperative allows local women without education or professional skills to acquire sewing skills. Combined with the teaching of professional skills such as marketing, inventory management, product development, cashflow management, and how to run a self-employed business, our goal is to enable financial independence by encouraging women to open their own small business.
The profits from sales during the training period will be distributed, with a small portion invested in the cooperative to ensure its future activity, and the rest transferred to the women.

The Impact

25 women work in a sewing business they started together.

21 women participate in the training program regularly.
The woman in the cooperative sewed 1,600 face masks for medical teams during the COVID-19 crisis.

Professional skill acquisition and business development in Angola, the Sewing Cooperative for women.

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