We create livelihoods for women in the village. Esther is now a nursery school teacher with a salary. Paulina, the main cook, is a widowed woman who now has a means to provide for her family. We promote women's cooperatives through our ethical gifts program.
We work closely with village council, and encourage the committees we work with to have fair gender representation. We listen to the challenges and solutions expressed by a wide range of village members, and root our projects in those conversations.
We encourage villagers to send both their girls and their boys to school, and do what we can to help. We provide school improvements and nourishment with the agreement that girls and boys have equal opportunity to attend school.