In Haiti, women are referred to as Poto Mitan, meaning the center post of a household. It represents the role women play in society and within their own households. As a Poto Mitan, women are the main breadwinners for their families and the household is often dependent upon the work women are able to procure daily.
Through finance training and business training, DFI seeks to empower women in their role as a Poto Mitan. Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and resources to be economically sustainable while also giving them an opportunity to save money and invest in other income-generating activities.
Vocational training is provided according to the needs and requirements of the employment market. For example, training in business or specific trade skills, like cosmetology. Through this program, we can give women an opportunity to care not only for their families but for themselves and others in their community as the invest in other women.
WEST project has three (3) main objectives:
A series of modules on different topics are designed and developed, aiming at enabling women to officially enter the employment market and acquire necessary skills to better perform their tasks at work.
The following topics are taught:
On-site training is also provided where trainees are able to put their learning into practice and get feedback.
Project achievements & impact:
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