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IPM is committed to partnerships with women’s initiatives around the world, empowering women and bringing them together to solve community issues, improve family life, and generate income for some of our world’s most marginalized citizens.






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This program, a recognized cooperative, operates a local corn grinder that is accessible for the entire community to grind their corn to make tortillas or other corn based products typical to the Salvadorian diet.

ACOMUJERZA/Mujer y Comunidad

An IPM Project since 2004, ACCOMUJERZA (Zaragoza, EL SALVADOR) continues to be very successful in expanding cooperative production of clothing & handcrafts, natural herbal products, and catering.

Alangaramatha Women’s Society

Alangaramatha Women’s Society, or The Self-Employed Women’s Development Society (Tamil Nadu, INDIA), is a community-based organization started by women who realized after a tsunami hit the area that aid would eventually discontinue. T ...

Building Bridges/Notre Dame Women’s Training

Building Bridges, formerly known as the Notre Dame Women’s Training Program (Vaniyakudy, INDIA), operates under the direction of Sr. Priscilla Dacosta in the Notre Dame Community College of Tamil Nadu. This project offers vocational t ...


CEPROSI (Nindiri, NICARAGUA) is an organization working to support grassroots micro-enterprise projects that provide sustainable economic opportunities for women in three local communities as well as to improve the nutrition and health of the wider community.

Dandora Women’s Forum

The program empowers women through training and legal counseling to engage in income-generating opportunities in Dandora dumpsite, where approximately 850 tons of solid waste generated by around 3.5 million inhabitants of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, are disposed of daily.

El Cercado Community Development

This program improves the quality of life for people in El Cercado and surrounding communities by training health promoters, promoting education, improving agricultural initiatives, and supporting community and faith-based organizing initiatives. ...

Esperanza Threads

Cleveland, Ohio USA

This program provides job training in industrial sewing leading to employment for low income individuals with barriers to employment. Currently the program is working with both migrant and refugee workers as well as native Clevelanders to prepare them ...


HUM (Ahmedabad, INDIA) is a microenterprise project run by Dalit and Muslim women who make kites, rakhis (traditional string bracelets), sewing beads, soap, and other products to sell to homes and small businesses.

Mary Jenkins Hospice Center

Mary Jenkins Hospice Center (Nagercoil, INDIA) seeks to provide physical, mental, and emotional support to those who are terminally ill in this economically poor community. Over the past several years, Mary Jenkins Hospice Center has served ov ...