Microfinance institutions have the potential to help women in rural areas become economically independent through microcredit and related financial services. By putting capital and financial resources into women's hands, microfinance innovations contribute not only to poverty reduction but also to issues of gender equality and empowerment.
Mater Dei USA(MDUSA) provides formal and informal education on microfinance including bookkeeping, marketing and business.
MDUSA provides training in handicrafts, including embroidery, stitching, tailoring, knitting, design, paper bag making, batik tie-die, and catering, and provides loans to support these activities. This process gives women a stake in their own destinies as an incredibly powerful force for change and a strategic way to break the cycle of poverty.
MDUSA also supports the establishment of grinding mills, that meet the needs of improved nutrition for the community while providing an income for many women.
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