$15 will provide feed to an out of school child to help support her pig
$20 will buy one pig for an out of school child to raise and sell off for profit
$120 will provide one pigsty so an out of school student built from local materials and local labor
$10 will provide school supplies for a student attending secondary school
$5 will buy 3 exercise books- a small English dictionary
$ 25 will provide a girl with necessary sanitary products and medicine for a year
$ 50 will provide a student with a school uniform, socks, shoes, and undergarments
$100 will help underwrite the cost of girls’ reproductive health classes held during their school holiday
$250 annually provides a primary student’s uniform, meals, medicine, and supplies for one school year.
$325 annually provides a primary student’s uniform, meals, medicine, and supplies for one school year. You will also provide a student’s case management inclusive of counseling services.
Empowering Women as Key Change Agents
Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility.
The vast majority of the world’s poor are women. Two-thirds of the world’s illiterates are female. Of the millions of school age children not in school, the majority are girls. And today, HIV/AIDS is rapidly becoming a woman’s disease. In several southern African countries, more than three-quarters of all young people living with HIV are women.
The current world food price crisis is having a severe impact on women. Around the world, millions of people eat two or three times a day, but a significant percentage of women eat only once. And, now, many women are denying themselves even that one meal to ensure that their children are fed. These women are already suffering the effects of even more severe malnutrition, which inevitably will be their children’s fate as well. The impact of this crisis will be with us for many years.
Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.