By Mei Powers - Senior Manager, Organizational Advancement
Maria and her family (Marcala, Honduras)
Women Thrive accomplished a lot on behalf of the world’s women and girls in 2013. We've highlighted 13 of our favorite moments from the past year.
A few highlights...
We met up with Maria, a rural farmer who lives just outside Marcala, Honduras. Maria's family was one of 40 who benefitted from an irrigation program Women Thrive worked to promote. As a result, her children are healthier and now she can afford to send them to school.
Women's economic opportunities can make or break a family's ability to survive and thrive, so this year we expanded our work on women’s economic opportunities with intensive on-the-ground research in Haiti and Ghana. When we arrived in one small village in northern Ghana, we were met by 150 amazing members of a women's farming collective who welcomed us with dancing and excitement.
Des Moines, Iowa might not be the center of the policy world, but each year the city hosts what is arguably the most important global conversation on hunger and agriculture. In October, Ritu hopped a flight to Iowa to advocate for a greater role for women farmers from developing countries in the campaign against world hunger. There she spoke on a panel with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist Howard Buffett.
To view the full list, please click here. The report is also attached.
Check them out and get involved in making 2014 a big year for women and girls!
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