Research clearly shows that when girls are educated, all quality-of-life indicators improve: Educated women have smaller families, live longer and healthier lives, and follow more stable economic paths. In Ghana, getting an education is getting easier for girls, but there are still challenges....
Access to healthcare plays a vital role in reducing poverty, but in Pokuase, healthcare facilities are very limited and beyond the reach of most families. With the help and support of local politicians, including an assemblyman and member of Parliament, WomensTrust is bringing access to basic health screening to the Pokuase community. In the course of five days this summer, we arranged for a group of nurses and volunteers to offer health screening to over 500 women.
Poverty is not a women’s problem per se, but it is a problem that disproportionately affects women. Women make up half of the world's population, yet represent 70% of the world's poor. Although women do 65% of the work to support their families, they earn only 10% of the income and own only 1% of the land. Obviously, this has to change.