In Mekele, several projects promote the empowerment of women. There are over 25 women-only saving and social support groups (these kind of groups are also provided in 5 locations outside of Mekele). One project provides start-up capital for the purpose of income generation to more than 350 poor women. There is also training on business, leadership, gender rights and equality, assertiveness and decision making. These projects are designed to benefit mainly households headed by women, young girls and women living with HIV. By helping women in this area, the Tigray projects are challenging gender equality and giving many unfortunate people a fresh start in life.
Lemlem Gebretsadik is an example of the excellent help the Tigray projects gives. It also demonstrates the holistic approach the Daughters employ in their help for those most in need, offering a variety of types of help.