Annual report 2013: magical threshold 100,000 jobs surpassed

Annual report 2013: magical threshold 100,000 jobs surpassed

2013 was another impactful year. An additional 50,000 jobs were created and so we surpassed the magical threshold of 100,000 jobs. This means 260,000 children can go to school or get better education. And 260,000 children are fed at least two meals per day.

Also, the Indian Women on Wings office opened. This means that Women on Wings will increasingly be run for and by Indians. Contribution in terms of management, financing and policy is increased.

Women on Wings works with social enterprises in India seeking to expand and thus create employment opportunities for women in rural areas. In 2013, we welcomed four new business partners. By the end of 2013, we were working with nineteen business partners, including Jharcraft, Jaipur Rugs, Fabric Plus, Rangsutra and NAMPCO Dairy.

The 2013 results and the ambitious plans for 2014 can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts for 2013.

“Fantastic experts, board members, employees and other stakeholders support us in our work and share the same ambition: to take rural families out of poverty by creating employment for women.”

Maria van der Heijden
Co-founder at Women on Wings