Project Launch: 10-16-18
YOWORI aims to create the conditions needed to allow young women to become independent, productive, healthy leaders. Severe poverty and a number of traditional practices in rural Malawi make achieving this vision a challenge.
With previous funding from the Eightone Africa, YOWORI trained 21 teen mothers in tailoring and designing skills for 2 months instead of the planned six due to limited resources. YOWORI intends to facilitate an extra 2 months of tailoring training, entrepreneurship, and business management workshops, and provide small loans for participants to start their businesses. In this manner, Malawian women will have the chance to ready themselves for professional and personal success in the near future, overcoming significant structural barriers in the process.