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Algeria: Supporting women


In 2014, we provided support to the Association of Algerian Women for Development (AFAD), which helps women who have been ostracised, abused or mistreated. Women play a key role in economic development in emerging economies, and are often the main breadwinner for the family. We have worked with AFAD since 2008, and in that time it has helped more than 900 women and their children. A shelter has been built, workshops and training have been developed, and in 2012, AFAD started offering microfinance loans, so that the women can take control of their own futures and support themselves and their families. The businesses they are building are helping to sustain the whole community.