Asia Initiatives

Supporting Literacy and Women's Employability

Washington D.C.

WomenStrong International, in partnership with Bread for the City, has launched a SoCCs project to help women improve their lives and their communities. Bread for the City is 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. Women from disadvantage backgrounds can redeem SoCCs for special items from the iSoCCs Spending Menu like gym memberships, job interviewing skills workshop, and bus tickets. In order to get SoCCs, the women must complete certain tasks, like assisting with a community kitchen garden, cleaning up part of a neighborhood or joining a book club.