Learn how SGBs are creating opportunities for women's empowerment and increasing access to decent work, education, and healthcare. 

Costa Rica - Building Her Own Path 

photo: arquitectura arquenz sa

photo: arquitectura arquenz sa

Arquitectura Arquenz has had to confront “machismo” in a few communities where construction is seen as a typical male dominant industry. With the help of WEConnect International they have been able to have visibility in global markets and win contracts with multinational corporations. With the increase in projects and sales, the company has tripled its number of employees extending its impact on the community. Learn more >

Ghana - Seizing a golden opportunity to empower women

photo: cherie blair foundation for women

photo: cherie blair foundation for women

The shea nut trade is a major source of income for rural women in West Africa. In fact, shea butter is known as “women’s gold” for precisely this reason. Using techniques which have been handed down over generations, women harvest the shea nut by foraging for fallen fruit from trees and boiling, drying, grinding, and processing it. It is strenuous work which is often poorly paid. In Ghana, one woman is looking to change that. Keep reading > 

Peru - Generating peace, prosperity, and gender equality through chocolate 

photo: technoserve/mishky cacao

photo: technoserve/mishky cacao

The women behind Mishky Cacao decided to create a safer future for their families and community – transitioning from coca to cocoa production and generating new value by manufacturing chocolate locally. Get the full story >