This program in Uganda is inspiring young women: “You have to be empowered, to speak for yourself, for no one will speak for you unless you rise up.”
The project’s goal? Increasing women’s social, political and economic rights in Sierra Leone through savings groups, mentoring programs, and more.
Over the last few months, 7,699 women have gotten training in skills like paper box making, mat making/marketing, pickle making, and hand embroidery.
This gel, applied to the newborn’s newly cut umbilical cord, only costs 10 cents a tube. But only recently has its ability to fight infection been realized.
“The loans I got from IMPACT were a chance for me to get better at what I had been doing,” she says. Now she can offer her children a bright future!
USAID and India worked to address maternal and newborn mortality. Their efforts could save up to 4,686 mothers and 58,619 newborns in India every year!
In World Vision’s experience, enabling women to be catalysts for change can lead to increased female leadership at a village and even sub-national level.
Paramedic Shanta Das works at the clinic and helps pregnant women and new mothers. USAID is supporting the clinic, which will eventually operate on its own.