Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change

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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

Project Report | Sep 10, 2018
The impact of water on women's empowerment

By Kathleen P Mahoney | Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Mother and daughter selling water
Mother and daughter selling water

All of us at Global Grassroots are proud to have been selected to participate in the most recent Stockholm World Water Week. Invited by Global Water Challenge to highlight our work during the session The Ripple Effect: Empowering Women Through Water, Global Grassroots Founder and President Gretchen Steidle presented our methodology of Conscious Social Change that provides women with not only the nuts-and-bolts to design, implement, and run a sustainable non-profit water enterprise, but with the inner work practices that enable them to lead ethical, compassionate social transformation in their communities. Watch the entire session using the link below titled The Ripple Effect.

Further, IPSOS, the third largest market and public opinion research firm in the world, studied Global Grassroots' model and measured the impact of our water program on women and their communities. They presented their findings during World Water Week as well and we are thrilled to have their confirmation of our effectiveness. In their new publication (which can be accessed using the link below), IPSOS provides data about the impact of local, safe, clean water access and provides quotes by a number of beneficiaries of our women-led water ventures in Rwanda, including this one: 

“Things have changed: women work not only in their homes, but now since the burden of collecting water has saved them time they are able to work outside their homes. They engage in some of the activities that used to be for men only. These activities are no longer seen as taboo for women to do. It would not be surprising to find women at a construction site, carrying and fetching building materials, or mixing and measuring construction materials. The community is no longer held up by the thought that women are incapable.” – Male Community Leader, Rwanda

Global Grassroots is grateful for the opportunity to showcase our work and our impact on the global stage last month but, more important, we are grateful to everyone who supports the work we do with vulnerable women and girls. You help make it possible. Thank you for giving!

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Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
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Gretchen Steidle
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Gretchen Steidle
President and Founder
Portsmouth , New Hampshire United States

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