WEVolution @ St Paul’s

WEvolution-launderette-group

From the Church of Scotland website: “Groundbreaking new Church of Scotland charity launches enterprise initiative for women”

Scottish women are to become entrepreneurs thanks to a groundbreaking new charity supported by the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Government, using a successful business model from India dubbed “brilliant but simple”.

WEvolution is the UK’s first charity to use the group enterprise model responsible for creating more than eight million businesses in India.

WEvolution is the result of a Church of Scotland project which, in 2011, enabled a group of Glaswegian women to travel to Mumbai and Gujarat in India to learn more about how women from poor backgrounds were using the self-help group model to generate income and create sustainable livelihoods. The group’s excitement at the possibilities of adopting a similar approach in Scotland led to the creation of WEvolution.

Speaking at the WEvolution launch at St Paul’s in Glasgow’s Provanmill, the Very Rev Dr Alan McDonald said

“This is such a good news story. The Church of Scotland is delighted to be playing a part in making this kind of positive change happen, in some of the most challenging situations in Scotland.”