Agicham - Narrow The Gap Round II 2018
AGICHAM-KIMCHI Social Enterprise project pitch works towards sustainable poverty reduction and empowerment of Cham ethnic women through traditional training in embroidery and access to information technology. By doing so, they hope to strengthen the economic capacity of Cham women while promoting gender equality and preserving the unique culture of the Cham community.
For many cultural and economic reasons, most Cham women in An Giang do not have access to educational opportunities, stable employment or financial autonomy. This project assists with small business development by providing support in terms of building self-confidence, organising production and distribution and helping develop their management capacity.
In the short-term, the project intends improving household incomes while creating further opportunities by equipping Cham women with knowledge and soft skills while maximising use of resources available in their communities. The project also hopes to empower Cham women through the establishment of a production and business group where women can further learn and develop their management and leadership skills in the manufacturing sector.
Longer-term, the project will improve the quality of economic and cultural life, gender equality and overall empowerment of the Cham women’s community through traditional training in embroidery combined with access to information technology in the commune.