According to the UN, less than 40% of the world’s countries provide girls and boys with equal access to education. Plus, the World Food Programme shares that giving women farmers more resources could bring the number of hungry people in the world down by 100-150 million people. We know that empowering women and girls all over the world is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and ultimately ending hunger for good.
Rise Against Hunger is working in a variety of ways to do just that. By providing nutritious meals in schools worldwide, girls are more likely to attend school consistently, rather than spending their days helping their families or looking for food. Innovative programs like agricultural training in Haiti and financial literacy and business development support in Vietnam have opened doors to new opportunities for women and their families.
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Learning to Farm Takes One Haitian Woman a Step Closer to Her Dream Job
In a small town called Bas Andre outside of Gonaives, Haiti, lives 22-year-old Duracier. She’s lively and hopeful for her future. In March 2018, Duracier attended her first community farming group class with the hopes of learning traditional techniques to improve her new garden. The community farming group is led by Telson, an agronomist hired by Rise Against Hunger, who teaches a traditional farming technique class once a week to adults in Bas Andre. Duracier’s first class had around 50 attendees, 10 of which were female. Duracier was the youngest woman there. She says, “I live with my mother, but I stopped going to school at an early age because my mother could not afford it. I have a garden and I’m eager to know more about what to do.” Her ultimate goal is to earn money and attend school to become a nurse.
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people across the world don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life.