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Families in poverty need more than financial relief and food support. They need a new way forward. Women in particular are kept impoverished through a cycle of illiteracy and lack of job training. At DFN, our economic empowerment programs invite women to uplift their families, communities, and their own self-worth.

We believe in the power of a woman with a good idea. When she is trained in a new skill, an entire family is transformed. There is bread on the table and new shoes on growing feet. And, the risk of labor trafficking decreases exponentially every time a mom can support her family.

We believe in the skills and strengths of the marginalized and forgotten. Skills training opens the doors to a better tomorrow.


DFN provides vocational training, employment opportunities, microloans for business start-ups, and basic financial management tools. In fact, all of the uniforms for our schools are made in our tailoring shop which employs more than 50 women in a safe and fair working environment. No one is working over-time for free at our facility! We also intentionally employ local women in our community healthcare clinics.

We also offer a 6-month vocational training center for young women coming out of trafficking. They are too old for traditional schooling, but not too old to learn how to support themselves. Vocational training is an investment in those who have been forgotten, and declare them capable of changing their own lives.


Child Sponsorship is the very best way to support economic empowerment programs. That’s because the more children we have in schools, the more families we can help. However, you can also make a donation that will go directly to our focused economic initiatives to bring training and opportunity to those most in need.

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