This blog is part of a series where Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, shares updates on Clinton Foundation programs. View the previous entries here.
Over the last two decades, maternal mortality has nearly halved and the gap between the number of boys and girls enrolling in primary schools globally has almost closed. These are examples of the important progress that has been made for girls and women in the areas of health and education.
A job serves many purposes. It helps put food on the table, it enables parents to send their children to school, and it gives an individual the sense of relief and dignity that comes with being able to take care of oneself and one’s family.
Today was the first day of the Clinton Foundation’s trip to Haiti, where Chelsea Clinton and I are visiting our partners, programs and progress on the ground.
This morning Chelsea Clinton and Donna Shalala, accompanied by a delegation, visited Caribbean Craft, a longtime partner of the Clinton Foundation.