Clean Water Initiative Helps Unleash Women and Girl’s Potential in Kenya

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In remote areas of northern Samburu it was custom to see females walk up to 12 miles a day to collect water.

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The Microfinance Model Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship in East Africa

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For Women’s Microfinance Initiative true change is more than simply lend a certain amount of money to rural women in East Africa but offering financial literacy training as well so they can actually achieve economic independence.

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Redesigning beauty per 50 square meters: TAP brings hope to slums in India

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With 18 pre-schools built since 2006, The Anganwadi Project has excelled at bringing new community-based and climate resilient design models to some of India’s poorest and forgotten communities.

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A uniform to save a girl’s education

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For most families in Togo, Africa, the cost of school uniforms is too high to pay.

At an estimate of $15 dollars, the garments are not seen as a necessity in this small country, where nearly 70 % of its rural population lives on less than $1.90 per day.

Inspired by a story featured in the bestseller book Half the Sky (2010) on how the provision of school uniforms helped school retention rates, Payton McGriff started brewing a simple business idea: teach girls how to sew their own uniforms so they could always go to school.

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