Asia Initiatives

Supporting Literacy and Women's Employability

Washington D.C.

WomenStrong International, in partnership with Bread for the City, a Washington D.C. based organization that helps the city’s most vulnerable women by providing them with resources and supplies needed to increase their standards of living, has launched a SoCCs project to help women improve their lives and their communities. Women from disadvantaged backgrounds can redeem SoCC credits for special items from the iSoCCs Spending Menu like gym memberships, job interviewing skills, and bus tickets. In order to get SoCC credits, the women must do certain tasks, like assisting with a community kitchen garden, cleaning up part of a neighborhood, and joining a book club.