Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) is a Netherlands-based non profit organization dedicated to empower women oriented initiatives in the Netherlands and in developing countries.
Created in 2010, WIN is a vibrant and ever growing network of women and men with a wide range array of expertise in numerous areas, especially in rural development.
WIN also benefits from the dedicated support of a number of volunteers interested in our cause.
WIN seeks to promote the economic development of partner communities by promoting income generating projects and not just handouts.
To achieve that aim, WIN seeks to build partnerships between local communities organisations and small and medium enterprises in developing countries with established enterprises in the Netherlands (Match Making)
At WIN we believe that encouraging entrepreneurial initiatives and partnerships can have a more sustainable impact on the overall well-being of the community.
On the Netherlands side, we hope that the type of partnerships we foster can help Dutch enterprises achieve their stated aims in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility.
It is in this line that WIN has been actively working with not only Government Funded Institutions but also the Private Sector in promoting Rural Farmers in Developing Countries in their Transition from subsistence farming to more profitable business.
”Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice” — Nelson Mandela