Women Empowerment Program

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The Exchange

If you want to help build women up who have been torn down their whole lives, then this is the opportunity for you. Women of Angola commonly face discrimination, lower social status, lack of economic self-sufficiency, and a great risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, meaning they need help and support from volunteers like you.


25 hours of help per week

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help the local community.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Restaurants: Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


Fluent Portuguese or Fluent English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

This program works closely with centers throughout the city of Benguela to support underserved women develop and carry out income generation activities. Over the long term, these women will be able to support themselves and create better futures for their families. The centers you’ll work with provide financial and educational guidance, with entrepreneurship and group activities including basket weaving, sewing, tailoring, and jewelry-making. As a volunteer, you’ll educate women on financial management strategies and provide counseling on vocational skills and self-esteem.