The integrated model for economic power as an instrument of change comprises four phases, these are: life skills, enterprise training, mentorship and access to finance. The project provided women with the tools to make alternative long-term choices, and set out to increase women’s agency and independence. Women on the programme reclaimed their power and participate fully in all aspects of their private and public life. Women GBV survivors grew their own businesses through access to finance, education and support.

Key facts

  • 660 participants were trained in five councils in phase two of the Sunrise Campaign.
  • 87% of women experienced less or much less violence.
  • Participants’ income grew by 106% and savings and assets by 246% after the training.
  • 85% developed a business plan and 86% of participants implemented or partially implemented their business plans.
  • As a result of the training 67% of participants grew their businesses, 58% added new products and 52% added new markets.
  • 80% of the participants implemented or partially implemented a personal development plan.

Read more on the second phase of the Sunrise Campaign.

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2015 campaign |   First-hand accounts of the participants