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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

Women in rural Zimbabwe weave

Women in rural Zimbabwe weave their way out of poverty

The Lupane Women’s Centre was created ten years ago in a drought-prone area of Zimbabwe where extreme poverty and bouts of harsh hunger were the norm. Now the basket-weaving enterprise counts 3,638 members and average earnings have increased from one dollar to 50 dollars a month—a decent wage Read More...

Sri Lanka to recruit women for

Sri Lanka to recruit women for the world's most ambitious mangrove protection project

Half of the world’s mangroves have been destroyed. They play a critical role, however, in mitigating climate change, as The Guardian explains. Hence the government-backed project to protect 21,782 acres in Sri Lanka through the involvement of women from 1,500 local communities. Micro-loans and Read More...