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Celebrating Women Today and Every Day: Part 2

This is part two of our week celebrating the women in our Women’s Empowerment Program, we are especially excited to highlight our work this week, leading up to International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.

This week we are highlighting the seven countries our Women’s Empowerment Program works in. Each day we will be giving away a small gift from each of the countries with a one-of-a-kind gift being given away on International Women’s Day.

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In Tanzania we run a program called Empowered Girls. Empowered Girls has girls’ clubs in seven schools teaching topics like self-esteem, confidence, leadership, conflict resolution and study skills. Lessons are reinforced by fun activities like essay contests, fashion shows and singing.

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Girls from four Tanzanian schools wrote and recorded an album called “Watoto wa Afrika,” meaning “Children of Africa,” which was launched during the graduation. The album has songs about the challenges they face as girls, including some real-life situations they encounter. Some songs teach girls about how to resolve problems that come up, while others encourage girls and women to know their rights and to stand up for themselves.

We are offering one of their songs for free download today! Just click the button below to download the song “Enaboishu” — written and performed by girls from the program!

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Our Mother’s Clubs in El Salvador teach women job skills training — something they’ve never had before — while also providing self-esteem classes and nutrition and hygiene training.

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Mother’s Clubs are helping women, like Maria, who is the mother of Jacqueline, 7, and 1-year-old Marcos. She also watches her nephew, Diego, 2, while her sister works. Maria is learning how to run a poultry farm so she can provide her children with food, a home and a better life.

“My dream is for my children to have a future,” she says with a wide smile. “When they are successful, I will know that I worked hard so they could have a good life.”

Today we are giving away this cool bracelet hand made in El Salvador! Share our Facebook post for a chance to win!

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An employee of one of our Ethiopian Women's Empowerment graduates makes injera to sell to locals. An employee of one of our Ethiopian Women's Empowerment graduates makes injera to sell to locals.

Celebrating Women Today and Every Day

Here at Convoy of Hope, we are extremely thankful for the women in our lives. Mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends have helped each of us become the people we are today.

While we are continuously proud to celebrate the women in our Women’s Empowerment Program, we are especially excited to highlight our work this week, leading up to International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.

We currently have Women’s Empowerment Programs in seven countries including Ethiopia, Tanzania, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Kenya. Through these programs, we aim to facilitate sustainable generation activities and entrepreneurial thinking that equips women to make positive choices for themselves and their families in the areas of health, education and economic welfare.

“Of an estimated 1.3 billion people living in abject poverty, 70 percent of those are women,” says Kara Edson, director of women’s empowerment. “That’s unacceptable. We’re helping women break the cycle of poverty.”

Follow us this week as we take you on a journey to each country where women are being empowered and lives are being changed. Each day we will be giving away a gift directly from the seven countries we are working in. On International Women’s Day, we will be giving away a prize package with a variety of goodies from the countries where we work. So like, share and comment on our posts to enter yourself for a chance to win some awesome gifts from around the world!

Help us say thank you to women all over the world, for what they are doing today and every day.

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We are very proud of the progress we have made with our Women’s Empowerment program in Ethiopia. Over the last five years we have been equipping women through micro-enterprise to start and run their own businesses. More than 1,000 women have graduated our Ethiopia program and we have seen an average 240 percent increase in income compared to before the women joined our program.

One of the most exciting things for us is seeing women who have been through our program and now employ other women from their communities. Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with education and someone who believes in you.

In 2013, the Ethiopian government gave Convoy of Hope an award for being “life-changing, corruption free and impactful” in our Women’s Empowerment Program.

Today, we are giving away a pound of Ethiopian coffee from our friends at Brick and Mortar. Ethiopia is known for its amazing coffee. Get a taste of this amazing country!

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In such a beautiful country it’s hard to see so many women struggle to provide food for their children. For the last year, we’ve been working in the Philippines to equip impoverished women with the right education and resources to start and run their own small businesses. Our first graduating class has been doing some amazing things from running shops at the local market to creating a small chicken farm.

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Honeylie was part of our first graduating class and now sells fish at the local market. A year ago, she made only $2.50 a day.  Now, her income is enough to build a new home and keep her four children in school. “My heart is overflowing with joy because now I can help my husband, not just with our bills, but also provide for my kids things that they want,” said Honeylie.

Today we are giving away a miniature Filipino Jeepney! Comment here or on our Facebook post for a chance to win. Winners will be decided at the beginning of next week.

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For us, excellence means putting our heart into everything we do! For us, excellence means putting our heart into everything we do!

The Framework of Compassion: Excellence

It’s week three of our series exploring Convoy of Hope’s ten core values, our framework of compassion. Today, we strive for excellence.

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines excellence as ‘extremely high quality’. That’s a fair, although rather vanilla, definition of excellence. Our definition of excellence is about how we serve those in need:

Providing a hungry child her first nutritious meal in months.

Handing the keys of a new home over to a storm survivor.

Teaching a mother in El Salvador skills to provide for her family.

What’s your definition of excellence? Whatever it is, make it happen. Even better, make it happen for someone else.

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The Framework Of Compassion: Service

Today we are continuing with the second week of our series covering Convoy of Hope’s ten core values, our framework of compassion. Last week we covered love. This week we are covering how we make love tangible, through service.

Famous English writer John Bunyan once said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” This is the mentality we carry at Convoy of Hope when we think about service. Service is about giving and expecting nothing in return.

Like Bunyan, we think of service as a win-win situation. We are blessed with the opportunity to help someone in need as we experience a deep and lasting joy that reaches all parts of life.

This weekend we encourage you to serve someone you love and expect nothing in return. Clean their dishes. Fold their laundry. Show a little love through service!

 

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The art of war — on hunger

A couple years ago, Scott and Janet Howard had the opportunity to travel with Convoy of Hope team members on a trip to Kenya. During the trip, the Howards visited a school in Nairobi and were led through the back gate into a slum.

A boy Janet noticed kneeled low in the dust; he had no food and no energy to get up off the ground. His suffering was burned into Janet’s mind; as she walked back into the school, she saw the happy, healthy face of a young girl enrolled in the Kenya Children’s Feeding Initiative.

There was such a difference in the countenance of the two children — she and Scott agreed right then to do whatever it took to help the children who lived outside those gates to become part of the feeding initiative. They became wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting our organization financially.

When Janet, a brilliant artist, returned home from the trip, she created oil paintings of the two children in Kenya and recently presented those as a gift to the organization. “The kneeling boy represents the face of despair,” Janet says. “The smiling girl represents the face of hope. The contrast of the two children shows the mission of Convoy of Hope in a despairing world.”

We’re grateful to the Howards for their beautiful gift, for their financial support and for recognizing our passion to feed children and transform lives.

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