- Social Innovation Fellowship
The Women Collective for Economic Development (WOCED) project aims to prevent child slavery in the capital by offering women in rural areas an alternative way to generate income. Based solely on agriculture, local economy in those regions has taken several hits due to natural disasters, rudimentary cultivation methods and lack of finances. By being part of the collective, single mothers will have access to imported merchandize that they will be able to sale and accumulate profits for themselves and their families. They will also serve as a support system for one another while participating actively in the development of their communities. We work with single mothers to provide economic opportunities, foster empowerment and encourage leadership as a way of eliminating child slavery as an economic strategy.