Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Women on Wings looks back at a wonderful year in which it welcomed many new partners, experts and staff. And it saw growth to a total of 196,000 jobs for women in rural India.

Especially for the founders of Women on Wings 2015 is a special year, in which the organization started working on transforming from a Dutch led organization to an Indian led organization. While the team in India keeps growing and building, the team in the Netherlands takes a step back.

Ellen Tacoma and Maria van der Heijden, co-founders Women on Wings: “We started in 2007 with a clear goal; to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India. Our aim at that time was to ultimately create an Indian led organization by 2017. Because we were convinced that business consultancy – the WHAT of Women on Wings – would add that much value to rural based organizations that the concept could stand on its own. And that is exactly what happened. If you have a clear ambition, you can move mountains. And that’s what we do with our team, our experts and all our partners!”

From all of us at Women on Wings: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Through this partnership with Women on Wings, we want to enable more women to earn their own income that will give them greater financial means to improve their livelihoods. Economic independence for women means more children can go to school, more meals per day for their families and communities, and an overall better standard of living for them and future generations”

Ilan Vuddumalay
C&A Foundation

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