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Women's Bank has raised funds for over 19 million euros and supported 400 000 people in 14 countries. Women's Bank's projects support entrepreneurship and livelihood of women in developing countries.
What is Women’s Bank?
Women’s Bank is a charity fund and a volunteer network supporting women’s entrepreneurship and income generation in developing countries in accordance with principles of sustainable development. Women’s Bank brings together business, development cooperation and public sector experts and volunteers.
Who support us?
Anyone wanting to make a difference! Women’s Bank operates solely on donations. Monthly donours and “shareholders” guarantee the sustainability of our work and volunteers organize hundreds of fundraising events all over Finland. You can read about our activities here (Finnish).
How are donations used?
The donated funds are used to finance Women’s Bank’s projects in Africa and Asia.
- Projects improving women’s income, productive skills and rights
- Microloans, upgrading skills and other activities in support of women’s entrepreneurial activity
- Other new and innovative pilot projects focused on enterprises for women.
How many people have benefitted from the work?
The number of women directly supported by Women’s Bank’s projects is over 80 000. With their children and family members, Women’s Bank has had an impact on the lives of over 400 000 people in 14 countries. Read more about our work here.
How are donations channeled into projects?
Women’s Bank’s projects are evaluated and carried out by Finn Church Aid, the largest organisation for international aid in Finland.
We publish reports of our work regularly. You can access our latest annual report in English, Finnish and Swedish here.
Become a volunteer
Women’s Bank has over 40 active local groups around Finland. Groups organize fundraising activites and events to help women in developing countries.