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Transforming the Lives of Rural Women

Posted by Kristin Williams  |  Oct 22, 2018 2:54:13 PM

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Bertha Nzabanita, Rwandan coffee farmer and long-time member of the Musasa cooperative.

One field. That’s all Bertha Nzabanita had left after the devastation of the Rwandan genocide left her a widow. One field, a young son to raise, and few options.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

In Rural Kenya, We Helped Businesses Invest in Women—Here's What Happened

Posted by Shelley Martin, Value for Women, and Asya Troychansky, Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:36:31 PM

Employees of Sagana Nut sorting macadamia nuts at the business' factory.

Driving along the winding dirt roads of Kenya’s central highlands, it doesn’t take long to spot scores of women farming in the mist. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that women perform 75 to 89 percent of the country’s agricultural labor. Yet all too often, this labor goes unrecognized.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Phyllis

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:32:22 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Rachel

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:19:54 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Sylveria

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:19:32 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Margaret

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:18:53 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women