The World Food Program (WFP) is promoting self-sustainability by creating a Women's Center in Nebkit, Mali - one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world.
The region of Nebkit is characterized by arid lands, low rainfall, week agricultural production, high poverty, food insecurity, and a poor literacy rate. WFP wants to help the women of Nebkit become self-sufficient. 420 women of the community have proposed the construction of a Women's Center for producing and selling the arts and crafts they create as their primary economic activity. The center will also be a place where women will receive literacy training.
The Nebkit Women's Center will provide a work and training facility. It will improve women's literacy rate, build capacity and improve revenue generating activity, and enable them to contribute to their children's education.
The Nebkit Women's Center will increase the literacy rate and improve skills in economic activity for women of the community, and improve food security and allow for investment in children's education due to increased revenue from handicraft sales.
"Helping people across West Africa to adapt to the increasingly unpredictable threats of the 21st century is urgent." - Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Program
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