The Lester Fund's Focus Areas: Women's Empowerment, Micro Enterprise
The Lester Fund's Involvement: The Lester Fund is working with Made in Liberia, the non-profit arm of the Women’s Sewing Project, and West Point Women for Health and Development on a number of vocational training programs, as well as developing an adult literacy program. The Lester Fund will fund two cycles of training provided by Made in Liberia for women in the West Point community, after which the West Point Women will receive jobs in the Women’s Sewing Project, which is a for-profit factory that manufactures cotton shirts. The women will receive wages, health benefits and shares in the corporation. The Lester Fund would also like to fund adult literacy programs in the West Point Community and at the job site of The Women’s Sewing Project, once effective curriculums and trainers have been vetted.