Women of Will aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged women in Malaysia, their families and their communities. Through a micro-credit financing model combined with an Entrepreneurial Development Programme, we aim to equip these women with the skills and knowledge to develop and run sustainable businesses. Disadvantaged women are classified as single mothers, widows, abandoned or abused women, and women with incapacitated husbands living in poverty and uncertainty.
Women of Will was registered as a Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisation with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia in May 2009. Since then, we have worked with UNHCR to give a new lease of life to hundreds of refugees and the urban poor in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Perak.
Supporting both international and national objectives in eradicating poverty, our efforts are focused on the bottom 40% household income (B40s). We prioritise single mothers as they are the most economically vulnerable, having to support themselves and their family. This falls in line with the Government’s 11th Malaysian Plan, which aims to uplift the lives of single mothers who make up 80% of single parent families.
These women have been empowered to start their own small businesses and today, are financially independent and able to care for themselves and their families. Their business ventures have been developed to ensure that they continuously grow and remain sustainable and profitable in the long-run.
We were formerly known as TECH Outreach when we first began in 2004. We now partner with TECH Outreach to execute international projects to help women in Sri Lanka and Nepal.