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Empower a woman
change the world

70% of the world’s poor are women and girls.
We’re on a mission to change that.
We invest in poor women to help
them change their lives.

We believe all women deserve the opportunity to live free from poverty. Collaborating with global partners,
we fund microloans, training and services that enable women to start businesses,
support their families and strengthen their communities. We’re funded 100% by your charitable donations.

Since 2006, we’ve created hope and opportunity for thousands of women in the U.S. and around the world.


In funding to empower at-risk women in 8 countries

women impacted by loans, training & poverty alleviation programs

small business loans funded & recycled


“Long live Women’s Empowerment, for you have given me the tools to walk out of the poverty that once enslaved me.”

- Veronica Tumuheriwe, Uganda

Volunteers Visit ESTIMA Project in Mexico

Site visits to our partners around the world enable us to monitor our impact and see your support at work. In May, our volunteer team headed to Tijuana to visit ESTIMA with our partner, Via International.

Rhea Kuhlman, Honored with United Nations Global Citizen Award

WE President, Rhea Kuhlman honored with 2017 Global Citizen Award from United Nations Association, San Diego. To recognize “her commitment to economic, social and political empowerment of impoverished women, nationally and internationally,” Rhea graciously accepted the award on behalf of Women’s Empowerment International. 

WE Celebrates $1 Million in Funding at Empower a Woman, Change the World Celebration

More than 150 guests gathered at UC San Diego’s Great Hall to celebrate WE’s impact and hear Dr. Anita Raj’s remarks, Does Economic Empowerment Lead to Gender Equality? What the Evidence Shows.

How does your donation benefit a poor woman and her family?


2 Community Health Entrepreneurs in Haiti receive orientation and business skills training


2 Grandmothers in Uganda get loans to start businesses to care for AIDS-orphaned grandchildren


A mother in Honduras receives an education loan to send her daughter to high school


5 women sex workers in Tijuana are trained in basic life skills, violence-prevention and better self-care.


A low-income woman entrepreneur in California launches a business through the WE STAR Center