Enabling Communities to be Self-Reliant

With a conscious focus on existing skills and assets, Empower enables communities to contribute towards their own vision for change.

Never in my life did I think of getting a loan to start my own business. As a subsistence farmer all I knew was growing tobacco and maize year in and year out. I participated in the business training organised by Empower and ever since my life has changed- I can now write business plans and do market research.
– Felix Chibwe

5 Year Model Approach

  1. Facilitate a 5 Year Community Vision
  2. Co-create Action Plans
  3. Support action plans through training, technology and access to capital
  4. Monitor and mentor local leadership committees
  5. Gradual exit to allow for communities to manage their own development.

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