10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Cultivate Lasting Change

She just became the most educated person in her family.

 

Orphaned at age 13, Jenifer was raised by her aunts, whom she affectionately calls her “other mothers.” They’re subsistence farmers who live in a tiny mud-brick home with Jenifer and her sister.  

10/2/13

Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

The Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in six countries [Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Yemen] through extra-curricular activities, social ne

10/2/13

Fill Hearts, Minds and Bellies

In developed countries like the United States your earning potential is often based on the number of diplomas you have. But in rural Malawi, completing even a primary education is one of the most precious things anyone can achieve.

7/11/13

Obama’s Fantastic Boring Idea

The farm fields here are cemeteries of cornstalks: a severe drought has left them brown, withered and dead. Normally, a failed crop like that signifies starvation.

3/8/13

The Pathways Challenge: She’s Growing It, He’s Getting the Credit, Everyone Is Losing

In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically?

3/1/13

Pathways to Transformation for Smallholder Women

"For one to be productive, you need to have access to resources and to markets," says Henry Swira. "And it's easier for men to have access to resources, because that's how traditionally it's been constructed, when actually it is women who do 70 per cent of the work in the field." 

9/13/09

Besinati's Story: “When I see these changes, it’s all worthwhile”

The AIDS pandemic has devastating and debilitating long-term implications, and these effects are most apparent in Africa, where the disease is strangling the continent. 

CARE Knows How to Beat Poverty with Donuts

If you want to understand one of the best new ideas for fighting global poverty, an excellent place to start is Biti Rose Nasoni in the southern African nation of Malawi.

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