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WE ARE MADE FOR THIS MOMENT.
Our #WEAreMadeForThis Campaign supercharges the work of Alliance Leaders to respond in earnest to this moment. Your support will go into the hands of grassroots leaders who are building healthy soil, preserving indigenous seeds, ensuring safe water, ending plastic pollution, and implementing urgently-needed climate and environmental justice solutions.
In a sea of unknowns, we know this: The women leaders of our global alliance are made for this moment. We are in St. Louis, Missouri, Aceh, Indonesia, and Assam, India launching food distribution programs, caring for our elders, providing clean water, creating mutual aid, and ensuring women and children are staying safe. We aren’t waiting for government relief to come in, because it may never come. We aren’t losing sight of all there is to protect—our forests, our native lands, our rights, our dignity, and each other. Instead, we are doubling down, knowing we aren’t alone.
This work has a 5 to 1 return on investment. Every $100 invested in WEA means 50 people benefit from training and hands-on technologies like climate-resilient seed, clean cookstoves, and sustainable microenterprises. Then, an average of 500 people benefit from the impacts of these initiatives in the first year-- benefits like clean air, safe water, healthy food, and forest protection.
Women like Raihal Fajri from Aceh, Indonesia, are made for this moment. Raihal sprung into action in 2004 after a tsunami devastated her region, leading to a drastic deterioration in the quality of her community's water source that was located next to a concrete mine. Raihal tirelessly pushed at the government, the concrete mine leadership, and the media until her campaign succeeded in closing the mine and protecting her community from further harm.
Raihal is no stranger to crisis. When COVID-19 hit, the NGO she leads pivoted their environmental and health programming to respond. Her team immediately launched a food distribution program that is providing for community members who are cut off from food and supplies. Because they know the customs, social dynamics, and unique challenges of their home village, their aid is exactly what people need, and not a dollar is wasted.