Social Change Projects
$568 billion spent on aid to Africa, and yet the typical African country is no richer today than 40 years ago… Economic development happens, not through aid, but through the homegrown efforts of entrepreneurs and social and political reformers.
– William Easterly
The Women Worldwide Initiative’s Social Change Projects are small-scale international development projects that address specific and urgent needs as expressed by local communities. While foreign aid is not always effective in reaching those most in need with what they need most, Social Change Projects assists communities in developing homegrown, innovative, and sustainable solutions for lasting change with the belief that the empowerment of women and girls can break the poverty cycle.
- We believe in sustainable development and the power of youth and women to transform communities.
- We stick to “what works” by working closely with NGOs and communities to find out what they need and empowering them to propose solutions for lasting change.
- Our projects are strongly connected with local members of the communities we serve, as true change can only come from within.