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Posts Tagged ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’

The actual difference your $15 will make

By: Arielle Moinester, WEA Program Strategist Throughout the #WEAWorldFoodDayGiveaway, we’ve been sharing stories and raising awareness about our Nigeria Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project, and the opportunity to donate $15 to cover the cost of a cookstove for a woman to launch her own clean energy business. In partnership with Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), we’re excited…

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Nigerian Women Risk Their Health to Feed their Families

WEA is honored and proud to share that our Nigeria Project Lead, Olanike Olugboji, was recently featured in TIME Magazine, sharing an important issue that’s at the heart of our collaborative WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project. “Over 98,000 Nigerian women die annually from use of firewood. If a woman cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner, it…

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How Funding Women’s Climate Action is Unique and Necessary

 Global Greengrants Fund, the leading environmental fund supporting grassroots action on a global scale, and The International Network of Women’s Funds have put together a guide to supporting grassroots women’s organizations working on climate justice and women’s rights across the globe. The guide specifically addresses the urgent needs within the funding community and aims to increase…

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Lack of access to water and toilets has untold effects

According to UNICEF, about 157 million people in the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) do not have access to a clean and safe water distribution system, and therefore rely on external water sources. This is compounded by an additional lack of reliable and improved sanitation. Additionally, as WEA has seen in our own work in communities in Sub-Saharan…

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WEA not alone

“As a young child, barefoot women and girls carrying heavy containers of water on their heads, walking long distances under the searing sun were a common sight. The reality of this stayed with me, and I knew I would do something about it someday.”   Meet Olanike Olugboji, a WEA founding mother, who participated in…

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