Empowering marginalized women through skills education, as a means to develop sustainable communities in Indonesia.
Empower a Women | Educate a Family | Builds Sustainable Community
Call to Action:
Unskilled women get pregnant earlier and have more children than their educated peers, continuing the poverty cycle and also producing more orphaned children. Unskilled women face gender bias, with most families prioritizing their boys to go to school if they have limited resources.
In many cases, women have no rights to any family assets and go to their husband’s villages upon marriage. If they try to separate from their husbands, the original family will not take them back, leaving them with no livelihood.
Unskilled women are open to manipulation, such as prostitution, trafficking, and slave labor.
An unskilled woman will earn around USD 70 per month ($ 2USD /day), compared to approximately USD 200 if skilled in a quality job. (Unskilled men usually earn around double an unskilled women.)
Financially challenged women are expected to give most of their salary back to their poor families, leaving little for their future development and livelihood.
Indonesian women, in particular, are affected by the need to continue with their cultural duties versus the increasing need to contribute financially.
Approximately more than 12 million women are illiterate and unskilled in Indonesia. The private sector still plays a very small role in poverty alleviation, women’s health and family planning; only very few businesses assist voluntarily and have sustainability as part of their D.N.A.
Skills, Poverty, WISE Women…
BREAK the POVERTY CYCLE – 87.5% of Bali WISE graduates gain Quality Employment, after which they send back up 70% of their income, putting their brothers and sisters through school and college, building the family home, putting quality food on the table, and getting medical help for the parents if needed. These young women are poverty reduction dynamos. See more…
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Sponsor a whole six-month Skills Education Program for one (or more) Bali WISE student to provide them with the necessary training they need to find quality employment!
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Exchange for Change Tour
This interactive “Exchange for Change” Tour gives you a cultural exchange while getting to know a few of our fine young women students from a marginalized background.