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Economic empowerment in Benin

Supporting women in vulnerable household to be more economically secure

We support women living in vulnerable households to start their own businesses and become stronger leaders, which in turn benefits their children. We do this in three ways:  we help strengthen women’s leadership skills; we help strengthen women’s organisations (via Village Savings and Loans Associations, or VSLAs) to improve access to basic social services; and we work together at protecting women and girls from all forms of violence. Working with communities and partners, we also work with women and girls to raise their awareness of their rights, which helps them respond to abuse and violence more effectively. In addition, we contribute to improving maternal and infant survival, reducing the transmission of HIV between mother and child, and supporting more children to complete primary school. Together, we are transforming lives.