Project focus

Ethiopia: Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE)

This ILO project, funded by Italy, provides 54 women cooperatives running micro and small businesses with financial education, business development services, cooperative management skills, innovation challenge fund grants and improved financial services including microinsurance through WISE, thereby ensuring their ability to create sustainable jobs and improve their livelihoods.

The ILO and the Italian Development Cooperation Office in Ethiopia supported WISE to improve its outreach and capacity in serving the women entrepreneurs under its umbrella. ILO, as a recognised technical capacity builder in cooperative development, gender and women's entrepreneurship development, microinsurance, and decent work, has engaged with IDC, which has agreed to fund capacity building interventions to make the Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) a more efficient organization.