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Project Report | Feb 15, 2024
Supporting ActionAid's Women Leaders

By Katherine Coe | Individual Giving Officer

ActionAid invests in all around the world to shift unjust systems to become accountable to the needs of regular people.  

One of these people is Rosemary, a farmer who lives thousands of miles away from Bisan in Isiolo, Kenya.

Like you, Rosemary cares deeply about her community, but is concerned about the increasing frequency and intensity of climate disasters that are having disproportionate and negative impacts on their lives. Also like you, she is a hard worker and wants to make sure her family has enough to eat.  

Rosemary doesn’t think this is too much to ask. But she and her community have been forced to endure the impacts of poverty and injustice, while living on the frontlines of the climate crisis and having done nothing to cause it themselves. 

In Isiolo, Kenya, people have been navigating a six-year drought, worsened by climate change. This drought has devastated farms, killed livestock, and separated families - all because of global policies that are outside of their control.  

Women and girls, like Rosemary, are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis which is limiting their options for survival and putting many of them at greater risk of gender-based violence and early marriage to make ends meet.  

ActionAid works with activists like Rosemary to empower other women to navigate and build resilience to the many challenges they face because of a worsening climate. Through the formation of local savings groups, women can receive loans to rebuild their livelihoods. 

Like seeds that become crops, when women in Rosemary’s community have the same opportunities to grow their economic and political power, that power flows into change. 

 

ActionAid is behind, beneath, and beside the growth of this kind of movement where vulnerable communities can take action against unjust systems that have withheld their power and rights for far too long.  

 

Thank you for donating to ActionAid and being a part of this movement.

 People, like Rosemary and you, make change happen. 

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ActionAid USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @actionaidusa
Project Leader:
Katherine Coe
Washington , DC United States
$1,072 raised of $5,000 goal
 
51 donations
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