Empowering Africas most valuable resources: her young people and most vulnerable adolescent girls and young women
Who We Are
AfriHER (formerly ‘The Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Zambia’) is a registered non-governmental organization that believes that the woman is the most valuable member for the economic growth of any community, organization or nation. What started off as a personal business for a then 16 year old adolescent, was transformed into a social initiative that shares skills training, knowledge, access to information, financial literacy, entrepreneurial leadership, menstrual tools, food aid, and small business grants to women from rural and local communities to enable them economic emancipation, and end poverty in their areas, Zambia and beyond. We are big on solving the challenge of how period poverty affects the economy, and erecting Youth Resources Hubs with mental health safe spaces and scalability programs.
For centuries, women and young people have been overlooked as key players to development, we are changing this narrative, one Zambian youth, girl and woman at a time.
Young people are tired of waiting to be invited to the table, so we built our own and left the door open.
Our Community Leaders Program ( U•BUNTU ) aims to mobilize young people through our youth coalition approach, in order to help young community leaders in training foster good leadership habits, identify bad leadership practices, and play an active role in achieving a common community objective through innovation, risk optimization, taking advantage of opportunities, and managing the dynamic school and community environment. All while holding people in positions of power accountable. Our program is guided by ethics, transparency, accountability and values.
How we support female entrepreneurs
We support female entrepreneurs in local periurban communities and rural areas, at grass roots level through our flagship accelerator program which takes them through financial literacy trainings, Business Module Canvas, collaborative principles, and upon graduation gains them direct access to small business grants and investment opportunities tailored for women owned businesses
E=E Education Equals Empowered
At AfriHer, we know that Education is a key tool to alleviating poverty and that’s why we work to solve some of the challenges that cause interrupted education like period poverty through our #MyPeriodMyPride campaign for girls and also provide opportunities to academic scholarships for young women from low income homes, especially to young moms who were forced to drop out of school or were victims of early child marriage
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