Where we work

Asia

In Asia, We Effect are supporting small-holder farmers and member based organisations to work together, to battle poverty, climate change, and inequalities. We emphasize gender equality and empowering women, knowing that is key to bringing an end to poverty. We also support housing cooperatives, because every family has the right to a decent and safe home.

Cambodia

Our work in Cambodia is part of the programme Economic Empowerment & Social Inclusion for Farmers and Agriculture Producers, especially Women and Ethnic minorities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, which was launched in 2018 and will be implemented to 2022.

Empowering women like Bina Sina to become entrepreneurs is an important part of We Effect’s work in Cambodia. She now runs a small restaurant outside Siem Reap. Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

With an emphasis on ethnic minorities, gender equality, and climate change, the programme aims to strengthen the capacities of cooperatives, women groups and other community based organisations.  The right to land, financial resources  and power for small-holder farmers , especially women, plays a central part of the programme.

In Cambodia the programme is implemented in rural areas in three provinces. The projects are executed by three local NGOs in the participating provinces.

Read a story about our work in Cambodia here.

Myanmar

Our work in Myanmar is part of the programme Economic Empowerment & Social Inclusion for Farmers and Agriculture Producers, especially Women and Ethnic minorities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, which was launched in 2018 and will be implemented to 2022.

With an emphasis on gender equality,and climate change, the programme aims to strengthen the capacities of cooperatives, women groups and other community based organisations.  The right to land, financial resources  and power for small-holder farmers , especially women, plays a central part of the programme.

In Myanmar, the programme is implemented in rural areas in four regions. The projects are executed by three local NGOs in the participating regions.

Palestine

Our support to local organisations in Palestine is gathered in the programme Promoting Sustainable Rural Economy and Democracy in Palestine.

Supporting Iman Turkman, Ikram Whedi and other cooperative farmers is an integral part of We Effect’s work in Palestine. Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

The programme aims to contribute in the development of the social enterprise sector in the area, in particular the cooperatives. By empowering them, they are expected to become significant contributors to the social economy sector in Palestine. This will in turn reinforce the growth of the Palestinian economy in general.

We Effect also have Humanitarian Aid projects in Palestine.

Our work in Palestine includes strengthening the institutional and business capacities of cooperatives in the West Bank and Gaza, supporting cooperative unions in becoming more efficient in providing service to their members, strengthening capacities of cooperatives in the West bank to produce adequate and high quality products, such as honey, traditional food, grape juice and vinegar.

Philippines

Our support to local organisations in Philippines is gathered in the programme “Working TOGETHER” –  working towards Gender Equality, Transformative Housing, and Empowerment of the Ruralfolk.

Gender Equality is the overarching goal and underlying principle of the programme. The main objective of the programme is to establish a strong movement of member-based organizations working together towards the fulfillment of basic human rights for women empowerment, sustainable rural development, and adequate housing.

Supporting typhoon affected families, like the Bernal’s, to live in strong homes, is a part of We Effect’s work in the Philippines.

The five-year programme aims to directly benefit 42,900 people, coming from 86 member-based organizations. Around 25 740, or 60 percent, are women.

Read a story about one part of our housing programme, focusing on gender equality, in the Philippines here.

Sri Lanka

Our support to local organisations in Sri Lanka is gathered in the programme Equality first – empowering women for a just and equal society in Sri Lanka.

To support young cooperative leaders like Sachini Kaushalya is a part of We Effects work in Sri Lanka. Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

The five year programme is focusing on women’s socio-economic empowerment. The program aims to strengthen the capacities of local cooperatives, community based organizations and NGOs, supporting them to organize men and women in rural communities to improve their incomes and  their living conditions.

The programme has three main parts: strengthening civil society organizations, cooperative business development and gender equality promotion with women rights.

Read a story about our work in Sri Lanka here.

Vietnam

We Effect´s work in Vietnam is part of the programme Strengthening Capacities for sustainable development of Cooperatives and other Civil Society Organisations in South East Asia, which includes support to local organisations in Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Supporting cooperative farmers like Do Thi Ha is an example of We Effect’s work in Vietnam. Photo: Marcus Lundstedt

With an emphasis on ethnic minorities, gender equality, and climate change, the programme aims to strengthen the capacities of cooperatives, women groups and other community based organisations.  The right to land, financial resources  and power for small-holder farmers , especially women, plays a central part of the programme.

In Vietnam, the programme is implemented in rural areas in three provinces. The projects are executed by three local NGOs in the participating provinces.

Read a story about our work in Vietnam here.