This program is aimed at the promotion of women empowerment through gender mainstreaming. Cansomida promotes women participation through capacity building and skills training to be independent. The program works by mobilizing and recruiting women into self-help groups through which the women engage in various socio-economic activities.
Cansomida recognizes the important role that women play in development. They provide food for the family, raise the children, and are often the binding factor between families in the community. There is a lot to enhance in the overall situation of Somali women in the horn of Africa. Poverty, lack of access to education and primary healthcare, high-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality during delivery, harmful traditional, cultural, and social practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM), gender-based violence, lack of access and control of economic resources and lack of participation in decision-making processes are the main issues that the organization seeks to address.