Multi Activists for Women and Youth Development Agency (MAWDA) while working with the urban poor women living in the slums MAWDA witnessed a number of challenges in terms supporting these women to sustain their lives and their respective families. Therefore, MAWDA found it necessary to Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.

Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Therefore, MAWDA came up with intervention geared towards empowering these vulnerable women (especially single mothers) with knowledge and skills in income generating activities which aim at improving the incomes of these women for self sustenance.

To achieve this, MAWDA has conducted trainings in Income Generating Activities like; Liquid Soap making, Mushroom growing, Handcraft making, briquet makingand business management skills.