Posts in Economic Empowerment
Charcoal Briquette Production

Women in Action is community-based organization, based in the Busana sub-county of Uganda, with whom we are partnering to equip up to 120 women and adolescent girls with the skills and equipment to manufacture charcoal briquettes using various organic waste materials mixed in with soil, cassava flour and clay.

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Micro-Kitchen Gardening for Single Mothers

We are working with Seed For Life Initiative to provide 40 single child mothers in Kasese (Western Uganda) with the skills to establish vegetable micro-kitchen gardens within the small spaces they rent. Child mothers face many different issues resulting from sexual encounters at an early age.

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Empowering Women Affected by Ebola

We are proud to collaborate with the Foundation for Women and Children Empowerment located in Liberia to support women recovering from the catastrophic consequences of Ebola by providing them with life-skills in sustainable vegetable garden production for food security and income generation.

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Recycling Human Waste

Lung’anyiro Community Health Works in Kenya is working on recycling and using human urine for the purpose of producing agricultural fertilizer. In the rural communities of Kakamega County, women are responsible for half of the food production, and yet the plots they cultivate are mostly poor and infertile. We are supporting this initiative to provide access to a natural and free supply of fertilizer …

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Organic Farming for Urban Women

We are working with Hawi Women, a community-based organization in Kenya, to introduce healthy and organic farming for women living in urban centers by maximizing the little available space they have for food production. Farming has long been left in the hands of rural communities and large landowners, making vegetables very expensive to purchase for households living in urban slums.

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Returning Girls with a Disability their Dignity

We are so proud to announce that we are working with the Gifted Community Center in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya to increase enrollment and retention of girls with disabilities in schools. With our support, they will be creating a peer-based network of girls and women with disabilities for economic empowerment and emotional support …

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Empowering Children to Lead Healthy Lives

Go Economic Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in Central Kenya is on a mission to educate primary school children on the importance of proper hygiene practices and introduce them to gardening and healthy nutrition to provide them with a sense of empowerment and self-reliance.

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Empowering Youth with a Community Orchard

We are working in collaboration with the Bukura Community Orchard in Western Kenya to help reduce the high number of unemployed youths in local communities. To prevent young boys and girls from engaging in illegal activities like petty theft, drug use and prostitution, they will be trained on fruit tree growing, entrepreneurship and environmental conservation.

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Health, Violence and Economic Empowerment

The Young Ladies Club in Kenya is focused on increasing access to safe and quality reproductive health and on providing economic opportunities for women living in the Korogocho slums of Nairobi. We are proud to be supporting an existing program working on making quality health care a reality for this impoverished community.

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