International Organization for Migration, Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 18, 2012 – August 10, 2012
Anjali created and implemented an economic empowerment program for Cambodian female migrants and their households this summer with the guidance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She used a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to strengthen the capacity of both Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the local financial sector to better respond to female migrants. Anjali worked with IOM to assess the availability and accessibility of financial services for women. Then, she assisted in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a program that provided necessary financial services for women, including remittance management and investment. The program increased financial literacy and economic empowerment for migratory women and their households, and served as a replicable microfinance model for implementation in other Cambodian communities.