This Income Generation Cooperative enables local women to raise the standard of living for their family, provide proper nutrition for their kids, purchase health insurance and obtain respect for women
Through teaching our Maternal Health Education Program, we found that most women in the rural community are taught repeatedly about proper maternal health and child nutrition, but lack the means to achieve it. Furthermore, in a male dominated community where the man is the only one expected to work a job, most women don't have any say on how their money is distributed. These factors, instead of the lack of knowledge, are the primary reason for poor health and children malnutrition.
By enabling 50 mothers to farm for profit, this project both empowers women in households and enables participants to provide proper nutrition for their kids.
The cooperatives provide micro-finance opportunities for participants to start their own businesses. In the long run, the project will give the whole community the means to improve their own lives in their own way with their own power.
'My child was 5 kgs. After attending teaching sessions about proper feeding the kid is now 14 kgs.' She said she will never stop coming to sessions because they were so useful." - Anonymous, Mother and participant in the MHEP
Total Funding Received to Date: $21,426
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,573
Total Funding Goal: $30,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).