One thing women have in common – whether in a rural indigenous community, a church in a small town, or a rough inner-city neighborhood – is that they all feel alone and overwhelmed with the cares of the world. The vision of our program is to provide a vehicle for women come together with other women, share, and learn about things that affect their daily lives. Our health & hygiene program is simple, practical, and interactive.
The topics discussed in each meeting are:
- Water is Life or Death – the importance of drinking safe water
- Germs and Handwashing – how germs make us sick and how to prevent illness
- Diarrhea & Dehydration – how to recognize and treat with oral rehydration solution
- Clean House: Healthy Home – how to prevent contamination in the home
- Personal & Feminine Hygiene – menstruation and safe hygiene practices
- Nutrition for the Family – natural food groups, breastfeeding
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1.4 million deaths
1 in 5 girls
160 million children
125 million hours
“I struggled at first with balancing my water in one hand, so I stared at the ground intently, trying not to slip with every step. I quickly became frustrated again as the bucket I carried made the already strenuous trek even more difficult. Suddenly, I glanced up in front of me to see a little girl trudging along the path just like me, but without any shoes. This jarred me and humbled me. With a smile on her face, she hopped from rock to rock and encouraged others to follow.
I finished the water walk in silence so I could contemplate my thoughts. I was awestruck by this little girl.”