Our Mandate

PARO is primarily focused on delivering programs to enhance enterprise development and to provide for the development and support of peer lending circles

By offering educational programs, economic alternatives, training, opportunity to network and mentor, business counselling, and support, PARO aims to improve the lives of its members and have a positive impact on the community and the region

Our values are:

  • Cooperation
  • Ownership
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Simplification
  • Peer Support

PARO’s programs and services are designed to:

  • Build an equitable framework that provides control and ownership for women through the development of peer lending circles and participatory training
  • Increase women’s access to credit, training, networking and other programs and activities promoting community economic development
  • Ensure women’s participation and capacity-building through skills training, child care and transportation supports
  • Build leadership capacity
  • Build community partnerships.