PERMACULTURE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

The Permaculture Women Empowerment Project works to mobilise financial, human and material resources so as to empower women and girls. Through the project we teach skills and methods to create sustainable livelihoods, allowing them to fulfil their potential and improve their quality of life. 

In 2015 Madame Agnes Ameyaa birthed the Permaculture Women Empowerment Project to overcome the challenges that so many women and younger girls face in African countries including 

  • Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
     

  • Sexual abuse and exploitation 
     

  • Lack of access to educational sponsorship and opportunities to participate in vocational and entrepreneurship skills training
     

  • Lack of employment opportunities for High School Graduates and Scholarships that would enable continuation into Higher Education
     

  • Lack of funding and support for women and girls in the creation of small businesses 
     

  • Engagement in marginal occupations such as luggage carrying (Kayayo) in vehicle stations, sleeping in market places and lack of safe drinking water and toilet facilities

Nurturing feminist principles and promoting feminist leadership

Strength in diversity and recognises the benefits of working with a variety of institutions and individuals 

Partnership and alliance with men who are committed to the empowerment of women

Solidarity, networking and commitment to developing leadership skills in all women including the inter-generational sharing of skills and knowledge

Movements that are linked to a wider, global women's movement that has worked hard for women's gains and is sustained by the voices, hands and work of women from all over the world

THE PWEP BELIEVES IN 

We are currently working with 7 women's groups

Kranka Women's Group 

Nkwaeso Women's Group 

Tongo Women's Group 

Nyariga Women's Group - Upper East

Yiizire Women's Group - Upper West 

Ourifany Women's Group - Upper West 

Yhaga Women's Group - Upper West 

Our work with these groups is delivered through  

Healthcare education 

Permaculture workshops 

Sustainable enterprise training 

Many of these women are growing and processing moringa which we buy from them through our sister company Natural Moringa Enterprise, providing a market for their crops.