What We Do
Support of microfinance is at the core of WIL's mission.
Through our affiliation with The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), WIL has funded a total of seven banks to date in Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania and Haiti. The total cost of each bank is $5,000. TIAW's role is to identify, qualify and manage the selection and reporting of results from the NGO's operation.
A benefit of your WIL membership is membership in TIAW. Through TIAW, learn more about Women on Boards, Micro-Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Women's Leadership Network and more.
More about WIL and Microfinance.
The mission of the WIL Advocacy Committee is to empower our members to become advocates for change to improve the status of women around the world. Through our affiliation with RESULTS.org, WIL members have access to tools, training and resources to effectively mobilize around key legislative issues that will have the greatest impact on improving the lives of women globally. Advocacy committee members have the opportunity to participate in national and regional teleconferences; educate and engage with elected officials and policy makers; influence opinion leaders and the media; and, participate in educational seminars and speaking engagements in order to build support for issues to effect positive change for women.
Many of our members enjoy traveling to visit women leaders in other countries and have taken trips as part of their membership with WIL.
A group of WIL members traveled to Haiti in October 2012 where WIL recently funded a village bank. Learn more about our trip to Haiti.
To learn more about the WIL members only trip to The Gambia, view this PowerPoint.
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