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    Economic and social empowerment of women and girls

    The Organization works with low-income self-employed women and girls in their efforts to achieve self-reliance and improve the quality of their livesmore

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    WISE has reached quite a high size of community members

    So far, more than 57,000 women and girls have been reached through 110 Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) established in Addis Ababamore

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    Training to diversified groups of people

    The Organization has accumulated rich experience in developing curricula and delivering training to diversified groups of people such as youth, people living with HIV, returnees from the Middle East countries, aspiring migrants, factory workers, and farmers by using participatory techniques of adult training and the concept of Asset Based Community-driven Development.more


We envision a nation where absolute poverty is eradicated, women play active part in development and live and work in a safe environment


WISE exists to work with low-income women in their efforts to become economically empowered, develop resilient families, enjoy equal rights and become active players and beneficiaries in the development of Ethiopia.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Empowerment
  • Solidarity with Women
  • Participation
  • Partnership
  • Commitment to excellence:
  • Respect
  • Passion


  • Create Employment Opportunities
  • Develop informed and resilient women leaders
  • Build sustainable institutions
  • Promote learning and the replication of good practices
  • Enhance organizational capacity

Center of Excellence

WISE, as a center of excellence for women’s empowerment, strives to provide leadership, capacity building training and support, good practices, space for sharing experience and networking in the area of women’s leadership for economic empowerment.

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