Target Group

The target groups for WISE’s intervention are poor, self-employed women and girls mainly engaged in home based production and small scale trading activities and unemployed women who wish to engage in micro-enterprise operations. Women with disabilities, women living with HIV/AIDS, destitute mothers are given priorities.

The target women are identified through rigorous procedures employed to screen the poorest women based on the criterion set by WISE. The overall screening process includes completing a preliminary sheet on which the women and girls indicate their personal and household situation including household income. Based on this a household-profile assessment is conducted by the staff of WISE to see the living conditions of the applicants. Based on information gathered through these two steps, a third screening tool, i.e. poverty level identification, is used to verify the eligibility of the applicants.