Petros Network's Women Empowerment Program serves women and children trapped in poverty. We designed our program as a solution to reach the poorest poor — families living with less than $1 USD per day. Widowed women with children are most at risk — living in extreme poverty, and left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. A widow's child typically lives with an impoverished mindset, forced into labor, unable to go to school and left without hope and a future.
Petros Network seeks to alleviate this chronic cycle of poverty by empowering women through life skill and business education, seed grants for business development, relief/emergency support, improved health, and life without violence. We believe that through the empowerment of women and children, the entire community can be transformed. (View our approach)
We have a holistic approach to our education initiatives and focus on all aspects of a woman's life: personal, family, community, spiritual, and her business. Women are taught basic life and business skills, grouped into teams, given initial investments, and mentored along the way. The results have been remarkable!
a. $5,000 provides empowerment training for 50 women for 1-week
b. $10,000 provides empowerment training for 50 women this year
c. $50,000 provides seed grant money to launch 50 women into business this year
d. $100,000 provides education and seed grant money to change the trajectory of 50 families this year