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Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda

by RWANDAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda
Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda

Summary

The Empower 600 Rural Women and Children in Rwanda project seeks to reduce the burden of maternal, neonatal and under-five mortality rates by targeting rural women and children in the Rulindo district with proven interventions such as health education, access to health services, and health systems strengthening.It seeks improve participants' standard of living through income generating activities and empower community health workers to better support the health of their communities.

$155
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

More than 380 women per 100,000 die each year in Rwanda due to complications during pregnancy and child birth (HMIS: 2010). Additionally, each year 103 of every 1000 children under the age of 5 die, due to preventable causes such as malnutrition and infectious diseases. Women, in particular young women, are burdened with a high illiteracy rate, poverty, food insecurity, limited access to medical services, gender based violence, and a high number of unplanned pregnancies.

Solution

This project will seek to change health knowledge and behaviors among women, adolescent out of school mothers, and community health workers, and will strengthen local health systems in order to complete the unfinished work of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. We will achieve these objectives through advocacy work, health education sessions, creation of Voice Clubs to support adolescent girls, and community health worker empowerment.

Long-Term Impact

Through the provision of community education on topics such as maternal health, nutrition, hygiene, breastfeeding, reproductive health, and prevention of sexual transmitted diseases, the women and children reached through this program will be agents of change in their community now and into the future. Our motto: "A healthy mother and child, a prosperous community."

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​rwaydavo1.weebly.com/​

Organization Information

RWANDAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION

Location: RULINDO CITY, NORTHER PROVINCE - Rwanda
Website:
Project Leader:
JEAN DAMASCENE UWIZEYIMANA
President
RULINDO CITY, NORTHER PROVINCE Rwanda

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