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10/21/15

Chocolate as a Force for Change

What do you think about when you hear “cocoa”? Of course, chocolate comes to mind. Chocolate cake. Hot chocolate. Chocolate truffles. Whatever the cocoa or chocolate product, one thing is certain Read More

Students in Haiti Wash Their Hands Before Lunch
6/22/15

Lunches Save Lives

The kids here wash their hands before lunch like they’re scrubbing in for surgery, washing up to the elbows, under the nails, and between the fingers.  It makes sense: 13 kids in Rio Onde Latine Read More

Jean Gislene Cooking School Lunch
6/18/15

Jean Gislene is on the Move

Jean Gislene is a woman who is going places, and she’s taking her whole community with her.  She’s got big plans to buy some more land (she was already able to purchase some—a big feat in a Read More

Nan Iakou VSLA Distribution Ceremony
6/17/15

Little By Little

When’s the last time you threw a party to commemorate a withdrawal from your savings account?  Composed a song to celebrate your banking system? Invited the whole community for drinks and dancing Read More

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3/12/15

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Strong voices unite to call for gender equality and climate action.


 I am proud to be with our CARE International delegation together with over 9,000 participants from Read More

3/8/15

Tanzania: Happy International Women's Day

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for 2015 is ‘Make it Happen’ and it Read More

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12/10/14

Gender Based Violence Can Become Just a Memory

We sat down with Perusi, a SASA! and, Emmanuel, a member of Abatangamuco to discuss how their lives before and after entering these programs.


Remorsefully, Emmanuel talked about Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

11/5/14

No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania

This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.

This appalling fact is one of the reasons that Read More

Zainabu T. Chiponde (husband green shirt) and his wife Dadi X. Gongoro are pictured holding two small goats. The family lives in the Village of Nanyati, in the District of Mtware, in Tanzania.
9/5/14

A Goat Can Make You Happy

We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives.  Their answers might surprise you.
Reading through the pile of documents at work today, I ran across a remarkable truth—a goat Read More

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