MOST VULNERABLE: WOMEN

MOST VULNERABLE: WOMEN

The gift of dignity and empowerment can often change a person’s life forever. It is the importance of gender equity – to educate, equip and empower girls and women who have the potential to be the greatest influencers of change in their families and communities. These CBM gifts offer support, training, and enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to empower women, helping transform her life and her family’s future.

A STORY FROM THE FIELD

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Gender & Family Training

There are many factors that affect the social well-being of Rwandan families. Gender and family training helps equip and educate families on literacy, healthy gender roles and how spouses can better care for one another.

$14 per woman Add to Cart

Sanitary Supplies for Girls

Did you know that the lack of sanitary napkins can keep a female student out of school for several days each month? Providing such a practical need can keep girls in school, leading to a brighter future.

$24 for 12 months for each student Add to Cart

Grinding Mill for Refugees

In Kakuma Refugee camps in Kenya, families must pay to use grinding mills to turn their maize into flour. Many who cannot afford this will hand-grind their maize using stones. Having free and easy access to a grinding mill helps save time and money that can be used for other important needs.

$30 Add to Cart

Empowering Women

Empower women in India with skills to make leaf plates that they can sell and gain skills in animal husbandry. This will help them gain dignity as they become stronger income earners for their family.

$65 Add to Cart

Weaving Materials

The women from the Mising tribe in North Eastern India, India make beautiful traditional shawls. Gift them with weaving materials that will help them produce more wares and increase family income levels.

$175 Add to Cart

Training Workshop in a Refugee Camp

A peacebuilding workshop for women, youth and other community leaders at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya provides a way to heal from trauma, learn about conflict resolution and understand peaceful coexistence.

$200 Add to Cart

Share the Gospel with Unreached People

The Mising tribe is an unreached people group in North Eastern India. Bring the gospel to Mising women, children and youth through tutoring and vocational training activities provided by a local church partner.

$214 per family Add to Cart

Literacy for a Woman

Change women’s lives in Rwanda by teaching them how to read. Becoming literate allows Rwandan women to provide a better future for themselves and their families. This gift comes with books, Bibles and gender training.

$50 Add to Cart

Words for the Future

In Rwanda, agricultural-based work for families struggling with poverty often do not provide a sufficient income to meet daily, basic needs. While men are typically engaged in agricultural work, women and girls are often caring for the needs of the entire household, and do not always have an opportunity to receive an education. The inability to read and write can often be a roadblock for women who want to be able to provide further financially for the family. However, CBM’s literacy program provides women those skills needed for more opportunities. Dorcas is one of the participants. She shared that when  she was illiterate, she would feel ashamed and sad.

“I used to isolate myself as I considered myself a useless woman. Everything I wanted to write, I asked my husband or children to help me. When I learned how to read, write and count, my dreams came true. I am proud of myself. I feel the burden lift and I’m free now. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I was blind but now I can see as I’m able to read and write.
I thank God for that.”

Today, Dorcas is an active volunteer at her church, where she is a deacon and choir singer. She has also started her own sewing business, which not only helps generate an income for her family, but has brought dignity and empowerment to Dorcas in a way she had never realized before.

2020-10-13T19:51:01+00:00

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