Poverty, due in part to the lack of economic self-sufficiency, has been recognized as one of the key impediments in the empowerment of society.
WIPAHS is striving to contribute towards sustainable community development. It has programs under Economic Upliftment project which assist the indigenous women group and other individuals to become empowered, and eventually attain sustainable development.
WIPAHS has two different types of economic projects:
- Material Loans
- Cash Loans
Sewing machines, bicycles, popcorn machine, candy floss machine are given out as material loans in easy instalments. Also cash loans assists the women group from different walks of life to discover their potentials and rely on their own resources. It helps them to initiate a small scale business which gives them earning to support their family and proceed towards a better life.