“Talent is universal, opportunity is not.” – Nicholas Kristof, Half the Sky
Aidha provides financial literacy programmes such as money management, computer literacy, leadership and entrepreneurial skills for foreign domestic workers and lower-income women.
Over 70% of our students start businesses of their own or invest in productive assets, such as livestock and land in their home countries. And 80% are able to start saving every month or every other month, a significant achievement that helps them to break out of the cycle of poverty for the first time.
Aidha (a Sanskrit word meaning ‘that to which we aspire’) is an award-winning, Singapore-registered charity set up in July 2006. We believe in ‘sustainable futures through financial education’ and that every woman should have the opportunity and choice to determine her own future.
With every Aidha student sharing her skills with her family and friends, a whole community benefits, making the multiplier effect of our financial literacy programme significant and life-changing. Our impact studies show that by educating one woman, we can help impact nine lives.