The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.
Worldwide two out of five workers are women but 50% are in vulnerable positions and beyond the reach of labor laws.
— Mlambo-Ngcuka, Phumzile. “The Knowledge Gateway.” Unwomen.org. 23 Sept. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
“One study estimated that lowering barriers to women’s economic participation in emerging economies could raise per capita incomes as much as 14 percent. Larger incomes mean more money to feed families, send children to school, and support local merchants and producers, igniting a virtuous circle of economic growth.”
— Clinton, Hillary Rodham. ”16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.” yaounde.usembassy.gov. 08 Dec. 2011. Web. 13 Dec. 2011.
The surest method to build thriving and secure societies is to encourage women to succeed economically and in political and civil leadership.
Most barriers facing women in small and medium-sized business concern poor access to finances and resources.
“Empowering female business owners can improve economies around the world.”
— Milligan, Susan. “U.S. Officials Support Businesswomen Worldwide.” iipdigital.usembassy.gov. 28 Oct. 2011. Web. 06 Dec. 2011.
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"HOPE International is a network of microfinance institutions and savings and credit associations operating in 17 countries around the world. We work to empower men, women, and families to break the cycles of physical and spiritual poverty through discipleship, biblically based business training, savings services, and small loans. By incorporating a strong witness for Jesus Christ and employing a variety of approaches, HOPE is an innovator in the field of microenterprise development."