The Risorsa Donna Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Rome in 2001 from the multiannual experience of the Italian Women’s Word Banking Association. The organization is inscribed in the State Register of Legal Entities (n.234/2003) under the D.P.R n.361/2000 (President of Republic Decree), placed upon the Prefecture of Rome - Government’s Local Office – and recognized as Ngo (Non-government organization) by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Foundation is the result of the efforts aimed at boosting and supporting woman’s role as social and family upright engine. The aim of the Foundation is particularly focused on those women who, due to economic or social reasons, are excluded from the market development by giving them the instruments and opportunities to access, in their particular living conditions, money, information, technologies and markets. The Foundation proposes itself as a subject for the development of a saving culture, women’s entrepreneurship and finance particularly through specific actions in the sectors of micro credit and the ethical finance.