Women's rural development project
Organized by: INWARD GROUP
Welcome to INWARD Group.
We are now a registered 501c3 USA charity and will be moving over to the non profit side of crowdrise.....see you there!
But since you found us here lets tell you a bit about ourselves, and one of our projects.
Inward group is a group of women who dedicate their lives to support and empower women and young adults in USA and Africa who have found themselves victims of underprivilization, marginalization and exploitation.
Can you imagine a world where all women are treated with dignity and every adult had a marketable skill with which to survive?
Can you imagine a world where every woman was free to succeed in any chosen field without fear and intimidation?
We do this by instilling in them integrity, purpose and self sufficency by providing them with the tools and support needed to succeed.
This page was setup to takle the main cause of poverty in Africa.
our new page which is still under construction along with our website will introduce you to our other local and international existing and proposed projects and services.
We are working with groups of women in various African villages, we teach them how to increase their earning potential by improving the quality and value of their local agricultural products.
With your support, money will be used to purchase safety equipment like boots, gloves, sun hats, eye glasses/ safety glasses and first aid, provide sources of clean water, electricity and sanitation, along with labor saving machines and vehicles to take them and their products to market.
The women are badly in need of fully equipped training centers and workshops for the production of value added products and learning of important skills to enable them to be self sufficient, provide for their children and develop their communities.
The arduous labor required to produce many of the products the women sell in the local market is phenomenal, from grinding tomatoes with granite stones by hand to pounding grains to make flour in a wooden mortar or cracking tons of nuts one at a time with a stone. At the end the quality and presentation of the product which has taken days to produce is of poor and sometimes unsafe.
With your financial assistance they will be trained in how to use machines and learn new techniques which will lead to better quality products.
Millions of women have no pensions or health benefits so they work well into old age some as old as 80.
Some women walk for miles to the farms as early as 4 am, barefoot with babies on their backs and armed with only a stick and a torch for protection and walk home carrying heavy bowls on their head. They often encounter dangerous animals and are often stung by scorpions or bitten by dangerous insects and sometimes snakes and they have no access to hospital or medical care. Safety equipment, safe working environments and the availability of vehicles will help to keep them safe and the provision of toilets and proper sanitation will reduce the spread of diseases in their communities.
In the sub Sahara there is water scarcity and the digging of deep wells and the provision of tractors will enable them irrigate their farm lands during the long dry seasons so they can grow more crops and also provide safe drinking, cooking and washing water all year round.
No amount of assistance is too small, every bit counts and will go towards providing these much needed equipment and facilities.
Please join us in supporting women around the world work their way to a brighter future. Thank you for taking time to visit our page and your support for the women. Connie, Aissata & Deena Tel: +1 404.913.5213