Investing in Women-The ripple effect on family income
Innovating WITH the women
Meet the Jiwo Paro Team
Meet The Board of Advisors
Stories from the field
Who we are
We empower women to access basic financial services, and succeed at microentreprises. Leveraging social capital, these women meet in groups to pull joint savings. The result are creatives collaborating using their skills and social capital to build their own assets, fend for their families and cushion for emergencies.
Yet the women in the apparel value chain have no access to formal financial services. Jiwo Paro addresses this financial exclusion, poverty and unemployment, by offering trained seamstresses tools of the trade, credit and on-going support
JiWO PARO means 'Lets Do It Together' and is pronounced as ji-wo-pa-ro. To learn more about the inspiring work of Jiwo Paro and our clients, watch this video
Eliminate Multidimensional Poverty
Jiwo Paro empowers women and youth to succeed at microentreprise. Our work readiness training, financial literacy, group loans and on-going support improves income levels, creates savings and activates the inherent potential among rural populations.
JIWO PARO means ‘ Lets Do It Together’ in Luo, and represents our appeal for women to succeed at microentreprise by addressing acute financial exclusion.