Another challenge women like Aminatou – and, in fact, all women – face is the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day. In that 24 hours, women in developing countries often have to tend children, keep the house, cook and walk great distances to fetch water, to name a few daily activities. Women also tend to be in charge of keeping the household garden from which her family survives.
Because of you, woman farmers are now less reliant on crops alone, creating other sources of income to provide for their families.
Aminatou took a loan from her local, woman-only savings and loan group to start a business making and selling doughnuts in the market. Plus, she earns money from sheep’s wool, milk and meat.
Now, thanks to you, she and other women farmers can:
- Overcome worsening droughts and feed themselves through better farming techniques
- Gain a source of food and income with sheep breeding programs
- Use technology for weather forecasts, market data for crops and online information for farming questions
- Build long-term independence through local savings and loans to start businesses
- Thrive year-round and strengthen entire villages
Many women farmers have lifted their families out of poverty through this work. But there are more mothers, struggling to feed their children, who need you today.
Will you help her provide for her children with your gift today?
Help women farmers today!