COVID-19: WOMEN IN TOURISM RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

COVID-19: WOMEN IN TOURISM RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Globally women with their own businesses, dependent on tourism, are showing their resilience and adapting as far as they possibly can to the lack of a market. They have to move quickly and with determination. Otherwise all is lost and they as women with dependants, can not afford the luxury of waiting for business to resume as normal. We are already hearing of the demise of women who have lost their jobs in the formal sector or women in communities…

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Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Our #FarmForTheFuture project continues to grow. 120 women are now trained in new methods of farming, business processes and entrepreneurship, but – importantly – also their legal rights and women’s empowerment. Sixty farmers from two villages have created a cooperative, Wamboma: Women Farming for the Future, while another group of sixty women have been trained and are working independently. Read our latest account of our November visit to the region here. Yet climate change is having a serious impact on…

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News from Tanzania

News from Tanzania

Tricia Barnett recently spent some time in the participanting communities of our ground-breaking #FarmForTheFuture project near Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Here’s her account. Happily, after days of torrential rain, the sun is out. I am with our project team evaluating our women’s farming project #FarmForTheFuture after two years. We’ve been training impoverished, marginalised women farmers to come out of poverty by growing and selling directly to the highly successful hotel industry in Kilimanjaro. Yesterday, with the rain sheeting down, we went to…

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An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

Tricia Barnett recently visited Tanzania and met with the women participating in this groundbreaking project. Here, she shares her impressions and a general update on where things are. I am delighted to share with you the latest news from the path-breaking project that would not have been possible without the support of our generous donors. It’s now been a year since it started and I have just returned from our first evaluation. So much has happened for the women selected…

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#FarmForTheFuture project update

#FarmForTheFuture project update

Our #FarmForTheFuture project has been progressing in great strides. We and our partners on the ground in Tanzania are incredibly excited about everyone’s achievements! Read on for an overview of what we’ve been up to. Business training The project kicked off with six consecutive days of all-day training for 30 women. We were excited to be able to partner with the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on this. Rights awareness and empowerment Our local women’s empowerment partner KWIECO…

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We did it!

We did it!

We couldn’t be happier, thank you all for the overwhelming support, commitment, and enthusiastic encouragement. In the last 24 hours, we came so close to our target, raising an amazing £16,118. This means that we will be able to run this transformative project in Malisita, Tanzania for the full six months that our farmers need to train, receive mentoring, and grow their first, significantly improved harvest. We have 20 hotels on board already, they would love to be able to buy produce…

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