Freedom from Hunger India Trust, Grameen Foundation and local partners helped to improve nutrition and health in Rajasthan by making women more health and nutrition-aware and sensitizing their husbands to gender equality.
Gopika Gulati and Gaurav Chakraverty discuss how Grameen Foundation India's collaboration with Sonata Finance is helping to transform women's lives in rural India.
Lauren Hendricks says using female agents can help to overcome social barriers, and in doing so, help women gain more control over their financial lives.
Prabhat Labh writes that now advances in technology, products and channels, and regulatory frameworks have finally brought financial services to the fingertips of millions of people, it's time to do more to ensure poor families can actively use these services to improve their lives.
Lisa Kienzle writes that financial services can give women greater autonomy, and with it the ability to make decisions in the best interests of themselves and their children.
In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation's Gigi Gatti and Nutiva's Gretchen Grani say many of the obstacles farmers face are built in to the current market system, and overcoming them requires collaborative efforts that address these root problems.
This is Swahili coverage of the launch of our new digital lay-a-way program in Tanzania. Click here to read the press release on our website.
June 30, 2017 by Monica Amponsah
It has been five weeks since the latest Ebola outbreak and we are still holding our breaths. Four people died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (one confirmed case and three suspected cases of the Ebola virus); eight people have been infected. Although the cases were found in a remote area of the country, it is a constant reminder that Ebola is still with us and can spread beyond African borders.
Research by Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger India Trust reveals promising approaches to combat anemia, improve maternal and infant health
JAIPUR, INDIA, June 28, 2017 -- New research and project results from the Rajasthan Nutrition Project show dramatic improvement in the food security, nutrition, and health practices of women, girls and infants. In just two years time, the percentage of female heads of households reporting that they are food secure increased from 21 to 53 percent, with similar increases for their children.
The Research Brief: Prevent Anemia for Better Health describes the approach and results of the Maa aur Shishu Swasthya (Mother and Child Health) Program in West Bengal and Jharkhand, where anemia rates among women and children have remain unchanged for the past decade. The program reached 178,000 women through microfinance and self-help groups, prompting members to make changes to their family’s diets and to take other protective measures.