Vanessa and Monenus are leading the way for girls in their community and fighting for gender equality this Women’s History Month.
“My husband used to give me money for food, but now I have my own resources to provide food for the family. I have independence.”
– Sofia, 29, Bolivia
“I think it is important that women have opportunities like this. It starts from coming together as a group. Besides the financial benefits, it helps us to break the beliefs and attitudes that women should stay at home and serve the needs of others.”
– Zenebech, Ethiopia
“My dream is to see my children become successful in their education. For this, I will do my best.”
This is the mother’s promise that Yeshi, a mother of two living in Ethiopia, has made for her children. See how she’s keeping her promise.
Prudence once thought fish farming was only for men. Then she joined an aquaculture group. Now, she sees how women can change their community.
Women farmers shared their stories of personal empowerment with Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau during a visit to the RESULT project in Ghana.