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03/22/2017 at 17:44. Facebook
Access to clean water plays a crucial role in allowing women and girls to reach their full potential. For Safia, that meant more time spent in school and less time spent fetching water. #WorldWaterDay

New Borehole, More Hours to Learn!

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Join My Village
03/17/2017 at 19:21. Facebook
“My step sister is in grade seven and I encourage her to work hard in class and reach secondary school. When I am home and I want to study, I always invite her to take her book and join me in reading.” - Gloria, a determined student in Malawi.

One day I will

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“This scholarship has given me the chance to be who I want to be, and it is such a big boost to my level of confidence." -Honestar Dzanjo, a student in Malawi.

Gaining Momentum

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"A lot of things have changed, but what has not changed is the long distance we walk to look for water." - Sella Nyirongo, in Malawi. As we participate in CARE's Walk In Her Shoes Challenge today, we walk in solidarity with Sella. #WalkInHerShoes
Cyrile is a volunteer teacher with CARE, but her community depends upon a contaminated water source located a thirty minute walk away, which takes precious time away from her focus on furthering women's education. Join us as we #WalkInHerShoes
Happy International Women's Day! Today we celebrate the vital role that every woman plays in her community.
“For six years, I have been inspired by CARE, especially the building of houses for female teachers, classroom blocks and sanitary facilities, as well as teaching women and girls how to sew reusable sanitary pads and training women in Village Saving and Loan Associations." -Selina Kamanga, in Malawi.

CARE, My Inspiration

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Savitri used to walk 10 miles to attend school every day until CARE helped her buy a bicycle. Join us as we #WalkInHerShoes at
Lydia and her friends in Abehenase, Ghana, once had walk as far as 8 miles daily to attend school, and some parents preferred to bring their children to work with them on nearby farms rather than allow them to walk such long distances alone.

Join CARE at care.org/walk to #WalkInHerShoes from March 8-14 in solidarity with girls like Lydia across the globe.

A Minute Walk to School! Thanks to Cargill & General Mills

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Sweta dropped out of six schools by the time she was 11. Thanks to KGBV, she now receives a free, high-quality education.

A 12-Year-Old Choosing Her Own Path

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Felida Kapheni Phiri, a VSLA participant since 2009, is the first member of her VSLA to own a motorcycle.

More than just a villager

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“My message to the girls that I mentor is: I am a role model, I am their best friend and I am their teacher. I always mention to them that on this journey of getting educated, they cannot walk alone." -Memory Nyirenda, a teacher in Malawi.

Education: The Journey You Cannot Walk Alone

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Join Michelle Nunn and Sheryl Sandberg on the CARE Facebook page tomorrow, 2/14 at 6:00 p.m. EST as they discuss women, girls, and potential on Facebook Live. #walkinhershoes

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Grace used to share a desk with three other students in a school with no canteen and holes in the roof. Now, with help from @CARE, Grace and her fellow students have a well-ventilated and furnished three-unit school block.

No More Fighting for Space

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. There is potential here in these women.” - Naomi Chibwe, a VSLA village agent in Kadamba, Malawi.

Literacy and VSLAs

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CARE supports 746 KGBVs in the state of Uttar Pradesh, providing free education and leadership training to young girls. Munni Varma is a KGBV student who dreams of becoming a police officer.

Grooming Herself to Become a Police Inspector

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“I have used the money from the last VSLA share out to lease one acre of land to cultivate the soya. I will surely have money to send my grandchildren to school." -Christina Banda

Read more about how soybean farming has helped women in Christina's community improve access to education and food security.

Ray of Hope in Soya Farming

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Mercy Oduro works with CARE to promote a lifestyle of healthy eating in her community. Because of her work, people are seeing positive results.

Healthier Homes

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Mc Tan was willing to advocate for women's empowerment when many other men in his village were not. Now, his village is seeing the benefits of his work.

Hooked by Their Unity

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Hayford Otoo, a cocoa farmer, noticed a problem: more and more children from his village were not in school – and the rate of uneducated children was rising because the nearest school was three kilometers away.

So he decided to do something about it.

Farmer turned Teacher Gives the Priceless Gift of Education

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