Gender equality is an essential component of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Equitable access to more and better jobs in rural areas enable rural women and men to become effective economic actors and engines of growth, as well as conservers of the natural environment. During the various Share Fair sessions, participants will be exposed to inspiring stories on:
- innovative ways of empowering and building women's capacity
- promoting gender-sensitive financial services
Savings as a springboard to marketreadiness (145)
Rural women´s savings groups have proved to be a dynamic force in moving women from ‘market-limited’ to ‘market-ready’ in Central America. This session will examine how group organization and savings empower participants, the benefits of savings on families’ financial resilience and the importance of fund-raising to increase members’ confidence as well as to raise money.