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Extreme poverty means spending your life on a desperate search for what is a given for most of us -- sustenance, shelter, security. It means a constant struggle to find the option that you hope will do the least amount of harm. Too often, it forces women and girls into vulnerable positions. It charts courses for their lives they did not choose and do not want. It’s a thief that steals health, potential, joy and hope. It robs them and it robs all of us of their gifts and contributions.

 
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I thank God that I have been given skills and that I can go out and make a living!
— PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AT ENTOTO
 

OUR WORK ENDING POVERTY

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KENYA

This program provides emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological support to women in the Kibera Slum who are HIV positive. The women learn skills like knitting, soap-making, bead-making, and crocheting, among others.

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ETHIOPIA

This program focuses on women living with HIV/AIDS on Entoto mountain. The program provides income-generating activity training so that these women can earn income for their families. Some of the women become employees of the Bethi Entoto jewelry company. Others are trained to start their own businesses or helped to find other job opportunities. Areas of training include tailoring, dyeing, sewing, embroidery, leatherwork, and printing. 

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ASIA

Tirzah's leaders in this region train poor women in dress-making and tailoring. 

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ARAB WORLD

Tirzah's partner runs a program for women that teaches handcrafts such as sewing and crocheting. Women are mentored in finding ways to market and sell their goods. They are also provided with literacy and math training, which builds their confidence and helps them as they support their families. 


 
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75% OF WOMEN CANNOT GET 

 

A BANK LOAN

BECAUSE THEY HAVE UNPAID JOBS AND ARE NOT ENTITLED TO OWN PROPERTY.

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2/3 OF THE WORLD'S WORKING HOURS ARE WORKED

BY WOMEN, 

YET THEY EARN ONLY 10% OF THE WORLD'S INCOME.


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