The ONE Moms bloggers have been spending time with women entrepreneurs in Karen, Kenya. These women are building into their communities and providing opportunities for others.
Today’s action is to share ONE’s report “Africa’s Future is Female” ONE state “If the world is serious about tackling extreme poverty and disease, then it’s time to step up our investment in Africa’s women and girls. It’s time to make a change.” Please read this report, it doesn’t take long to read and is full of really helpful information. Sadly, I’m quite familiar with the statistics to do with HIV, child-birth, education etc. The thing that surprised me the most in this report, that I did not know before, is that women make up the majority of farmers in Africa and produce 80% of the continents food. However, they receive less than 10% of the farm credits and own just 1% of the land.
What one thing has surprised you in this report? Using hashtag #ONEMoms share this on Twitter, or leave a comment below.
The ONE Moms bloggers are nearing the end of their time in Kenya, read their thoughts from day four below. There are some really excellent blog entries, please take time to read them if you can.
Rachel Fox – Together we are Transformed – an encouraging post about Amani Ya Juu
Emily McKhann – Sacrificing for Success
Emily McKhann – An Unforgettable Birthday – Emily celebrated her birthday in Kenya this week!
Cooper Munroe – Follow Friday #FF – links to organisations the ONE Moms have learned from and got to know.
Jennifer James – Women Enterprise at Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya – about commercial sex workers and how USAid has changed their lives.
Jyl Pattee – Eye Shadow Helps Bridge Socio-Economic Differences in Kenyan Slum – about Carolina for Kibera, an organisation whose purpose is to “advance health, education, and ethnic cooperation, gender equality, and economic empowerment, and equip leaders with tools to strengthen the community.”
Amy Graff – The Most Beautiful Girls in the World – also about Carolina for Kibera
Lindsay Maines – Entrepreneurs in Kenya are the Future – an excellent informative post about various organisations in Kenya.
Shayne Moore – The Wild, Wild World of Kibera – the people of Kibera need us to go to them and change their world.
Karen Roland – On Community and Shedding Light – enlightening post about Carolina for Kibera