The “bead game” was designed to address some of the pressure women in certain cultures feel to give birth to boy children, and reduce the stigma placed upon women who give birth to girls.
Grappling with his breath on the hospital bed the tiny baby, one month old, is very sick. This is his second day at the Mankein Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) and Martha, his mother, is worried about the children she has left at home.
In the East Indian state of Bihar, high infant and maternal mortality remained daunting challenges. CARE and the Government of Bihar decided to team up to improve family health interventions using something that we are all familiar with: mobile phones.
Do you think being a mother has impacted your need to get involved in work that “gives back?”
As a young girl, Rehena Begum was the brightest among her peers in school.
Rose Lesa Milembo of Nseluka village was 17 years old when she married her husband. Today, at age 33, she has seven children.
An intercultural approach to fighting poverty is complex. When dealing with indigenous people, it often goes beyond language to include a respect for local customs and traditions.