Meet five inspirational women who have led their communities towards a better future!
Women are the most untapped resource and talent in society.
In order to achieve more equitable society, we need to inspire and encourage women to follow the path towards leadership.
The best way to do this is to lead by an example.
Roxana Añez always wanted to study, but as in many indigenous communities in Bolivia, a woman’s role was seen to be to ‘serve’ her husband and children. “That was our life. To climb up that ravine under the burning sun, with all the bottles of water and clothes that needed washing.” But in 2014, the course of Roxana’s life suddenly changed ...Find out more
Meet Kamala Joshi, a Nepalese single-mother who, like many other women in rural communities, got married in her early twenties ...Find out more
In 2000, the Government of Nepal abolished the Kamaiya system of bonded labour, but life for those set free remained hard. But support from a community resource centre funded by Practical Action helped her to build her skills and apply for loans. She is now a successful mushroom farmer.Find out more
Margaret Kariuku is a Kenyan woman who has not had the easiest path to success. As a mother of four, she has struggled to find a stable income to provide for herself and her children. “Three times, I have had to start again. Three times, I have had to rebuild my livelihood ..."Find out more
Farida Bascha joined Practical Action as Eastern Africa Regional Director in January 2017 and is a strong advocate for Gender equity and women’s rights. We caught up with her to learn more about her and her thoughts about women and development.Find out more
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