In poor rural communities, women and youth are often the most marginalized and vulnerable members of Society. Yet empowered women can strengthen family livelihoods, improve food and nutrition security and enhance overall resilience in the face of climate change and socio-economic instability. Enabled, poor rural and urban women can grow and sell more food, earn money and take greater control of their lives.
Recent research of Fortune 5 Companies shows that those companies with more women on their board performed more than those with a lower number by an average of 54% like in return of equity, return of capital. When you empower women with information, education or even a loan, she can lift up her entire family and even her community; and it is this multiplier effects that an empowered woman has that we believe can turn around our growing country.