Empowering rural women—the process of educating, training and developing their capacity both as individuals and/or institutions (cooperatives and partners). This is at the core Africa Development Promise’s mission and we are committed to seeing rural women reach their full potential as self-sufficient individuals. As our program has grown, it has become clear that the cooperatives we support needed a “sense of place”, not only to build their identity but a place where they can meet, receive training, and study. The lack of a facility was a huge barrier to their commitment. As a result, Africa Development Promise builds training centers, and the capacity of the cooperative and its members, by providing a permanent facility where training is conducted and they can run an effective business.