But there was no support for victims of violence to find sustainable livelihoods, especially those who dared report the abuse. Women were leaving the safety of shelters empty-handed: outcast in their communities, with no savings and no skills to make a living, they often returned to the abusive situation or lived out of charity. For them, the cycle of violence and trauma did not truly end. Empreza Diak works with shelters providing training to women on livelihoods and micro-business set-up and management. We provide funding and equipment to support the economic empowerment of institutionalized women and mentoring in their return to the community.