Jul 13, 2018

Photos from the market!

Women load the boats with produce.
Women load the boats with produce.

Thanks to your support, our partner organization in Nicaragua, Wangki Tangni, is able to provide women farmers with resources, such as seeds, to grow crops and have successful harvests. In the first photo, you can see women farmers packing the produce they’ve grown into boats to bring to the market. In the second photo, you can see the result of their hard work from this past season. The women can use the crops to feed their families, and sell the rest at this market so they can earn an income to provide for their children. Thank you for helping these rural women to be able to feed and provide for their families!

Photo credit: Wangki Tangni

Women farmers sell their crops at the market.
Women farmers sell their crops at the market.
Jun 18, 2018

Rights on the Radio

Enith and Dacia live on the radio.
Enith and Dacia live on the radio.

With our partner Wangki Tangni in Nicaragua, we run a human rights radio station. Women from the local community share stories and resources over the radio, and bridge connections between remote communities that can only be accessed by boat. The radio program shares vital resources about domestic violence for women in rural areas. Since the launch of the radio station, women have reported that they feel empowered, informed and supported. Thank you for making this possible! Above, you can see Enith Chow and Dacia Pineda live on the radio sharing stories about how women fight violence and build safer communities.

Photo Credit: Wangki Tangni

May 31, 2018

Alice's Story

Alice is an Indigenous Rendille woman from Kenya and a powerful advocate for the rights of women and girls. In her rural community, water sources, open pastures and animal herds were declining due to climate change. She saw how this endangered people’s lives. No longer able to depend on herding livestock, women were struggling to feed their families, and the arid land they live on made it nearly impossible to grow food.

With your help, Alice began to organize with other women in her community. They knew firsthand their communities' needs for environmental conservation and for land preservation.

With the women in her community and with MADRE's local partner, the Indigenous Information Network, Alice mobilized a solution. She and the other women in the group set up a greenhouse to grow the food their families depend on. They installed systems to collect rainwater and pumps to help irrigate their crops. With your support, the women are not only raising more successful harvests, they have generated a new source of income for women to sustain themselves and their families. Thank you!

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