WOE 2023


Women in Self-Employment (WISE) is one of the few organizations in Ethiopia that practices the Social Enterprise model, not only conceptually but also technically & practically. It is the collective work of three independent entities; WISE the non-governmental organization under which all were formed, Savings & Credit Cooperatives Union (SACCO Union) which is the umbrella body that provides different services to 100 SACCOs in Addis Ababa and Meleket Training Services, the income generating wing.

Rekik Bekele

Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I grew up in a household of seven children. With five brothers and only one sister, helping around the house with chores was primarily the responsibility of the girls.

Dr. Mulu Muleta

My journey began in the picturesque village of Abebe Buri, in the year 1961 GC. Born into a family of hardworking farmers, I graced this world as the eldest daughter of my three younger brothers.

Rahel Abayneh

I was born in Jimma in 1970 and relocated to Addis Ababa where I grew up. I have one brother & three sisters.