Contact Us - +61 3 95347452  -  Shop 3, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda

About Empower

Empower International is a not-for-profit, fair trade organisation…

  • We are all about “empowering the privileged to empower the poor”.
  • We believe in the priceless value of every person.
  • We oppose the many injustices of extreme poverty, particularly human trafficking and sexual slavery.
  • We believe every person should know and experience dignity, honour and respect.
  • We seek to encourage awareness, compassion and a strategic response to make generational change for people living in poverty… life at a time.
  • We support carefully selected organisations of integrity, working especially to empower girls physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially.
  • We believe that rescue is necessary, but prevention is ideal.
  • We believe it is crucial that all children attend school.

Further Reading

Read these books (or even just one)…

  • “Half The Sky – How to Change the World."  Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
  •  "When Helping Hurts- How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself."   Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
  • “The End of Poverty - How we can make it happen in our lifetime.  Jeffery Sachs
  • “The Bible”

James: Chapter 1, Verse 27
“Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is
self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real
religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father is this:
Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight”.

Our Shop

Empower International has a retail outlet at Shop 3, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda. Our shop is not-for-profit and fair trade. All our products have been carefully selected by us from small businesses offering training and employment to precious people needing an answer to poverty and injustice.

Our producers are mostly girls and women whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, human trafficking and abuse. Through rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and ongoing nurture and skill development, these people have been able to turn their lives around and a new future has been established.

All our products are hand-made and showcase great skill, ingenuity and creativity. We aim for excellence in all we do to honour all of our producers.
Please Contact Us for further information.