Blog: Kenya

Overcoming Poverty Through Teamwork

Isiolo Empowerment Center, Kenya

 

We are in our third year of the empowerment program for disadvantaged young women and single moms and we have a lot to celebrate! Many families’ dignity has been restored and we are seeing our students become role models and inspiration for many who feel they have reached the end of their rope.

 

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Fertilizing Naturally Leads to Better Harvests

Shambani Village, Kenya

 

Shambani Village is one of the communities that has been trying to farm for years, but it has not been bearing meaningful harvest to the farmers. Approximately 90 percent of all villagers in Shambani were farmers but farming became a waste of time due to climatic changes. This phenomenon discouraged most farmers and led many to quit farming, only a few kept pressing on.

 

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The Invaluable Work of Community Health Volunteers

Gem Village, Kenya

 

Community Health Volunteers (CHV) are a part of an important network across our villages working to provide health education and services to families who may not otherwise have access to care. CHVs have been vital in creating demand for family planning at the community level, as well as linking women and families to the health facilities.

 

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March 8 is International Women's Day

It's no secret that there is a global disparity between opportunities for women and men. Women in developing nations, or in areas of extreme poverty, are particularly vulnerable to the gender gap. 

This Friday is International Women's Day, and the theme this year is "Balance for Better." The statistics below illustrate the imbalance we see in some countries today. But at GHNI, we're hopeful that someday soon, we'll see a balance for women and men in opportunity, education, income, and security. 

 

3 Ways Men Can Support International Women's Day

This Friday, March 8, is recognized as International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975, and it has been celebrated annually ever since.

Internationalwomensday.com describes the goal of this day as “celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

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