Though we strive for excellence, using approaches that are proven effective, I am sometimes surprised with unexpected impacts on the lives of marginalized women. Five months ago, we initiated the Family Health component of our 1000 Widows Initiative to complement the livestock component. This week, Lucia, our Coordinator, told me about the enthusiastic participation by our beneficiaries - single moms and widows with young children.
Lucia, Sauti Moja's Family Health Coordinator, counsels single mothers on reproductive health.
Information is power, and understanding family planning options is empowering to women.
For me, it is humbling and rewarding to be part of economic, sexual, psychological, and social empowerment of women. I trust that our donors will find satisfaction in having made a great difference in the lives of marginalized women and their children.
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