The Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI), advocates for women in the impoverished former plantation areas of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. SRBWI works at the grassroots level to stimulate businesses, build networks of leaders and support public policies that help families and communities. Since its beginning in 2001, SRBWI has collaborated with women to create and pursue solutions to poverty and injustice, increase control over their own lives and participate in economic development activities. Through its work with more than 1,000 women in 77 persistently poor counties, SRBWI has adopted a dynamic approach to changing the lives and prospects of rural Black women in the South.

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