Over the past 11 years we've been working to strengthen opportunity for women and girls around the world – from educating young girls on life-long healthy eating habits to providing women business owners in Haiti, Latin America, Africa, and the United States with technical assistance, as well as providing maternal and pediatric health care and HIV/AIDS treatment in the developing world. View a slideshow of some of our most inspiring stories and join us in celebrating International Women's Day.
In Rwanda, we're helping women increase their livelihoods and reduce malnutrition by developing soybean production cooperatives and businesses.
Our Anchor Farm project in Malawi is helping women like Ifijenia Kamlaza improve soy harvests and increase profits. Ifijenia is now sending her daughter to school thanks to her extra profits.
In Rwanda, women coffee farmers working at the Parchment Coffee Co-Op are increasing their coffee sales by more than 30 percent.
In July 2012, President Clinton and Chelsea visited the Mount Meru SoyCo construction site in Africa and met with soy farmers. Once the facility is complete, it will provide employ 30,000 farmers – 55 percent whom are women.
Across six developing countries, our Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission program has enabled HIV-positive mothers to give birth to HIV-negative children, including Joyce Dixon and her daughter Tamanda.
While visiting Cambodia, President Clinton met Tawrey who was benefitting from the Foundation's pricing agreements for pediatric HIV/AIDS drugs. Today Tawrey remains healthy thanks to ongoing treatment.
Through a partnership with the Clinton Foundation and Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation, young women in Colombia received skill-based training in retail and call centers, helping them enter the workforce and improve their livelihoods.
In Colombia, the Foundation works with women who own small and micro businesses, like herb-producer Marta Montes, to help them improve products, strengthen their business, and access new markets.
Taná, an organic spice business created by a group of 120 Afro-Colombian women, has increased its sales thanks to technical assistance from the Clinton Foundation. With increased incomes, these women have helped their families access education, health care, and nutrition.
Tania Diaz, a Colombian jewelry and handbag designer, benefitted from market access and business training provided by the Foundation's partnership with Shakira’s Fundación Pies Descalzos.
In 2012, the Caracol Northern Industrial Park in Haiti opened and will create more than 60,000 local jobs. The anchor tenant, Sae-A, has already hired 1,000 employees, most of whom are women, and will be employed for the first time.
Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID
The Foundation is supporting women business owners in Haiti like Magalie Dresse, owner of Caribbean Craft, to employee local artisans and export crafts to international retailers.
As part of the Foundation's continuum care program for HIV/AIDS treatment, expert clinicians, like Tsepang Setaka, are community members that have previously been diagnosed with HIV and are a support system to recently diagnosed individuals. Tsepang was diagnosed as HIV-positive after becoming extremely sick with tuberculosis and received treatment through the Foundation's antiretroviral pricing agreements.
As an Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board Member (YAB), Danyel Johnson helps her peers understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Danyel is one of 20 YAB members that are working to turn the tide on childhood obesity.
Our economic development programs in the U.S. work with women small-business owners such as Amy Hilliard (left), founder of Comfort Cake Company, by pairing them with mentors like Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, to create a sustainable long-term business plan.
In a partnership with Safeway, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation teaches elementary school girls how to grow their own herb garden and about life-long healthy eating habits.