Shrubs, thorny bushes, cactus trees, sandy soils and rocky terrain characterise Same district in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania, which lies on the lee-ward side of the Pare Mountains. It hardly rains in this region.
Former President Bill Clinton saw first-hand the impact of savings-led microfinance program Banking on Change, after visiting a community group taking control of its financial future near Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, accompanied by Barclays, Plan UK and CARE, which established and manage the program.
DAR ES SALAAM (July 2, 2013) - The global poverty-fighting organization CARE welcomed first lady Michelle Obama, former first lady Laura Bush and other dignitaries to the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania.
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?
"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."
Policy makers focus on Food Security and Nutrition Programs