Aidha is an award-winning charity that offers financial education and self-development programmes such as money management, computer literacy, communication and entrepreneurial skills for foreign domestic workers and lower-income women in Singapore. Aidha envisions 'sustainable futures through financial education' so that every woman has the opportunity to determine her own future.
Started under the auspices of UNIFEM Singapore (now UN Women Singapore), Aidha became an organisation in its own right in 2006 and has taught over 4,000 women since then. The skills our students learn enable them to better manage their finances and help them break out of the cycle of poverty by meeting savings goals and developing and achieving long-term financial plans, including, for many, starting their own businesses.
Aidha's impact data shows that monthly savings increase by nearly 80% amongst alumni. They also double the number of productive assets they own and business ownership increases from 6% to over 40% amongst our alumni.
With Aidha students sharing their skills with their families and friends, a whole community benefits, making the multiplier effect of our financial literacy programme significant and life-changing. By educating one woman, we can help impact nine lives.