- Elizabeth Reed, Principal Investigator
Research Project Title
- ESTIMA: Economic and Social Empowerment To Increase Upward Mobility Among Women
- ESTIMA is a program that involves microfinance loans and financial literacy training serving women working in sex work in Tijuana, Mexico – a population disproportionately burdened by poverty, lack of opportunity for education or employment, poor health outcomes (e.g. HIV/STI), violence (e.g. perpetrated by intimate partners, clients, police), and other human rights violations. SDSU and UCSD researchers are currently conducting a randomized controlled trial to evaluate whether ESTIMA improves social, economic, and health behavior outcomes associated with HIV risk.
- Mexico (Tijuana)
- UCSD, Via International, Women;s Empowerment International, The Leather Foundation, Coparmex, Los Ninos de Baja California