Help Women Feed the World

by Women Thrive Worldwide
Sep 24, 2011

Women and the Horn of Africa: The Suffering and the Solution

Lydia Sasu and rural farmers discuss food security
Lydia Sasu and rural farmers discuss food security

On behalf of Women Thrive Worldwide’s staff, board, and the community that we serve THANK YOU. Your generosity has helped us earn a permanent place within the GlobalGiving community and raise $3,200—nearly a third of our $10,000 goal—to support women worldwide in their efforts to end poverty and hunger in their families and communities. 

With your support and activism, we have been able to increase media attention not only to the crisis in Africa, but also to a solution—investing in rural women farmers. 

Recently, Care 2 featured a guest post from Women Thrive’s President and Co-Founder Ritu Sharma. In the post, Ritu points out that with the right support women could lift 100-150 million people out of hunger. Please read the full post “Women and the Horn of Africa: The Suffering and the Solution” here.

Your support has also helped us continue to support local women’s organizations and link them with U.S. investments in their communities. 

I am happy to report that Lydia Sasu, the Executive Director of the Development Action Association (DAA) and our local partner in Ghana, was recently featured in an article by USAID. The article covered how Lydia participated in a five-day USAID-sponsored training on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), an African-led initiative to reduce hunger and poverty through strategic investment in agriculture, and has trained 161 other rural farmers (80% women) in dozens of communities in Sege, Amasaman, Obuyedru, and greater Accra. View the full USAID article “Leaders Bring Training to Rural Farmers” here.

And we look forward to continue increasing awareness about the importance of investing in rural women farmers at this year’s World Food Prize. On October 13, we will host an event with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Land O’Lakes entitled: "Feeding a Hungry World: Why We Must Invest in the Next Generation of Women Farmers." I will be sure to keep you updated on the event as it approaches. 

Thanks again for your support!

Warmest wishes,
Mei Powers

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Women Thrive Worldwide

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womenthrive.org
Women Thrive Worldwide
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Mina Alemzadeh
Washington, DC United States

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