Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

FVA strengthens household resilience by rebuilding the assets of women living in poverty and
promoting positive relationships and use of power between men and women. We work with
women smallholder farmers to strengthen their livelihoods through the establishment of
cooperatives and increased access to agricultural inputs resulting in enhanced opportunities for
economic development. We advocate for improved agricultural services and implementation of
laws that recognize women as land owners, leading to greater access to land and services and
increased control over their lives. We build the resilience of women to disasters through greater
understanding of sustainable farming methods and raise awareness of environmental and disaster
mitigation strategies. We also empower women through entrepreneurial skills development to
enhance their access to finance and the growth of their businesses.
We have supported the process of formal registration of 15 women cooperatives at sector and
district levels through cooperative registration days to enable cooperatives get access to finance.
We have trained over 3931 women on the voluntary saving and lending approach to enable them
to start and better manage their income generating businesses like tailoring, welding, carpentry,
bakery among others.