Sarah Matsushita

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Name: Sarah Matsushita
Organization: WEAVE - Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment
Website: http://www.weave-women.org
Title: Women's Economic Empowerment

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WEAVE Small Business Builders raises women’s awareness of their right to a livelihood and powers up their economic literacy and self-reliance. Over 3.5 million people in Burma have been displaced by the ruling military junta and 147,000 have fled to Thailand. However, these refugees are not recognized and cannot earn income outside refugee camps. Women especially lack access to training and livelihoods and what employment they find outside the camps brings high vulnerabilities and risks.