Women are important agents of social, economic and
environmental changes necessary for sustainable development in a
community; but restricted access to credit and training are among
the numerous challenges they encounter, in addition to the global
food and economic crises of this time.
Given women's large presence in the local economy of the island,
EDEM's primary goal is the empowerment of women, key to the
well-being of individuals, families and rural
EDEM supports local women through training and access to capital.
To do so EDEM has established a local micro-finance system, KOSAFI
(Konbit Fanm Nan Sid), which is managed by a local grassroot
organization of over 200