Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change

by Global Grassroots
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Help Vulnerable Women Become Leaders of Change
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

Project Report | Dec 13, 2016
One young wife and mother has new hope

By Francis Kumakech | Program Assistant

Katy with her four children
Katy with her four children

Katy is a 26-year-old hard working wife and mother of four young children who is also caring for two other children. She supports her family by selling beans she grows on their land. But Katy suffered alot as she worked alone to plant, grow, and harvest the crop; her husband wouldn't help her with the garden, household tasks, or raising their children. He spent most of his time away from the house while also demanding that she turn over income from the sale of their beans so he could drink. If Katy refused, he would beat her. Katy was always afraid: afraid that he would take away what little money they had and afraid that he would beat her if she tried to keep any of it for her children.

Unity is Strength, a Global Grassroots' trained women-led team, stepped in to help Katy. They met with Katy and her husband regularly and sensitized them about sharing household and parenting responsibilities and taught them both about women's rights. Katy's husband began to understand his role as a husband and father and he began working with Katy in their garden and around the house. He also has learned the impact his abuse had on her. He no longer beats his wife.

Katy said, “I am grateful for the support I have received from this group because I am now a happy woman free from exploitation. Because of that, we harvested nine sacks of beans this year, which we will sell to raise school fees and also buy an ox-plough to increase our income level."

Katy's life - and the lives of her children - are changing because Unity is Strength was there to help. Her marriage is stronger, her children have an involved father, and their standard of living is improving.

Global Grassroots' Women's Academy for Conscious Change provides teams of vulnerable women, such as Unity is Strength, with the training, resources, and support they need to create social change ventures that benefit women and girls in their villages.

Please consider becoming a Global Grassroots' monthly donor. Just $5 or $10 a month is enough to transform the lives of vulnerable women and girls permanently and sustainably. Thank you!

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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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