Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change

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Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change

Project Report | Sep 12, 2017
From carrying bricks to entrepreneur

By Kathleen P. Mahoney | Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Collecting water at Trust Each Other's water point
Collecting water at Trust Each Other's water point

Clemence has a tough job in construction in Busasamana in Rwanda. All day long she carries rocks and bricks on her head to where a health center is being built. The physically demanding job pays her $3 a day which she uses to support herself and her three children. Next to the construction site, at their water tap, the Global Grassroots' trained team Trust Each Other was teaching a group of women about saving money. Clemence had attended two sessions when she started to set aside about 75 cents from each day's pay, in the last three months saving 42,000 Rwandan francs (about $50). With her savings, Clemence recently invested in a large flock of chickens and began selling their eggs, reaping another $3 a day for her family. Clemence never imagined that she would someday have saved enough money to start her own livestock project thereby doubling her income, and she credits Trust Each Other with making this a reality for her.

Through their social change programs, Trust Each Other continues to reach out. Recently the team even invited a popular host of a local television show to speak to their community about saving money and generating additional income. His involvement exposed nearly 350 more people to the practice of saving and growing small businesses in this community where women often make less than $2 a day. In addition, the team continues to educate women and men on family planning, reproductive health, and the triggers of domestic violence. Through July and August, they conducted sessions on family planning that were attended by 87 men and 73 women.

Beyond their social change work, Trust Each Other is also successfully running their water venture - selling nearly 16,500 gallons of water to their community in August alone.

All of us at Global Grassroots are grateful to everyone who helps support our Academy for Conscious Change in Rwanda. You make it possible for women such as Clemence to have access to clean water, achieve their dreams of better supporting their children, and improving their lives. 

Please consider increasing your impact by becoming a monthly donor to Global Grassroots through GlobalGiving. Thank you so much!

Women benefit from Trust Each Other's programs
Women benefit from Trust Each Other's programs
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Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
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Twitter: @consciouschange
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Gretchen Steidle
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Gretchen Steidle
President and Founder
Portsmouth , New Hampshire United States

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