Gallery Opening Times:
|Tuesday||12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Friday||12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||12:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||12:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide is a photography
exhibition and campaign that highlights the work of Lendwithcare, an
initiative of leading aid and development charity CARE International
UK. Lendwithcare empowers entrepreneurs to work their way out
of poverty with dignity through the provision of micro lending and
business skills training in eleven countries around the world.
The photo essays on display, commissioned and curated by arts social enterprise FotoDocument, feature inspiring women from five of the countries where Lendwithcare operates including Ecuador, Pakistan, The Philippines, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Women are disproportionately affected by poverty and yet are key to development. They are often the change agents of the family, investing in businesses and spending a greater proportion of their income on the welfare of their families.
The visual stories illustrate how entrepreneurship can lift women
out of poverty, providing lasting social and economic change. Local
documentary photographers have been commissioned to produce the
work, where possible, leveraging their knowledge of local language
and customs. Commissioned photographers include: Shaista Chishty,
Ana Caroline de Lima, Cynthia Matonhodze, Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi and Veejay Villafranca.
Each photographer has been generously supported with artistic
mentoring through FotoDocument from industry professionals
including Vincent Cianni, Anna Fox, Melanie Friend, Simon Roberts
and Russell Watkins.