International Women Development
Organized by: INWARD Group
We are the INWARD group, (International Women AfriKan Development Group) and we are currently working with groups of hard working women in various African villages, teaching them how to increase their earning potential by improving the quality of their local agricultural products. We would like your support to provide seed money for the creation of social enterprises for them. The 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.
We work with wonderful women around the world enabling them to improve their quality of life by providing appropriate education and equipment for sustainability. 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 and 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 with a wooden pestle 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 quality. With your assistance they can 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 in to old age some as old as 80. Some women walk for miles to the farms as early as 4 am, bare foot 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 and Deena and friends.
Tel: +1 404.913.5213