Empowering womenTO EMPOWER A WOMAN IS TO EMPOWER A NATION

Bread and Water for Africa® and our partners have long supported women’s programs in Africa, enabling them to become self-sufficient and agents of change in their communities.

TO EMPOWER A WOMAN IS TO EMPOWER A NATION

Bread and Water for Africa® and our partners have long supported women’s programs in Africa, enabling them to become self-sufficient and agents of change in their communities.

Our Partners in Women’s Programs:

Ndegbormei Development Organization (NDO) in Bumpe, Sierra Leone

ndoThrough support from Bread and Water for Africa and its supporters like you, NDO’s clinics have provided health care specifically for pregnant and lactating women, enabling women to give birth safely and stay healthy to raise their children. Sierra Leone sadly has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world – thanks to NDO’s clinics, women are able to receive emergency pre and post natal care – regardless of their financial situation.

NDO also operates a Women’s Skills development program for sewing and gara tie-dying in which 49 women are enrolled each year. Once these women complete a 6-9 month training program, they will have skills that will enable them to earn an income for themselves and their families. NDO supports their initial start-up by providing loaned job training kits that provide a sewing machine and gara tie-dyeing materials for women to start individual or small group businesses! learn more…


Faith Healing Development Organization (FHDO) in Grafton, Sierra Leone

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Thanks to your support, FHDO was able to construct and begin operating a bakery project that has become a stable source of income for over 120 women in Sierra Leone.

The bakery project included a free introductory training course in the art of baking and the women have been equipped with the necessary selling stations throughout Grafton Village. The bakery provides employment opportunities for women to sell a high-quality, freshly baked bread to the region surrounding Grafton. Without the opportunities for a safe source of income provided by FHDO’s bakery project, many of these women would fall victim to dangerous alternatives such as street begging or possibly prostitution. Many women are also mothers displaced by the violence from Sierra Leone’s civil war, who are seeking to rebuild their families and a future for their children.

One participant, Mrs. Elizabeth Cole (in photo), is looking towards the future, thinking of expanding her business through the establishment of another station where she can increase her market area. learn more…

YETEEM Children and Destitute Mothers Fund in the Afar region of Ethiopia

Tailoring programs give women skills to earn an incomeIn the capital city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, YETEEM empowers women by providing vocational program activities including skills training in computer, sewing and embroidery, and tree plantation. learn more…

 

Namunkanga Sustainable Farming Program in the Namunkange community of Uganda

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In the past, Bread and Water for Africa® has supported Namunkanga’s project to provide over 100 women and their families with heifers. The heifers provide milk, a valuable nutritious resource not only for the families to consume themselves, but also a product that those same families can sell to earn money. learn more…


These are just a few of the many programs Bread and Water for Africa® and our partners have supported to empower women in Africa thanks to your generous support.