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Creating Brighter Futures and a #BalanceForBetter This International Women’s Day

Jessica H Author
By Jessica Hubacher on March 8, 2019

On International Women’s Day, we are calling attention to the fact that women are more likely to be food insecure than men in EVERY region of the world. As Rise Against Hunger works toward a hunger-free world by 2030, we recognize that it can’t happen without empowering girls and women towards brighter futures and reaching their full potentials. We believe this change happens by keeping girls in school, providing them equal access to resources and empowering them to achieve their dreams, setting examples for others along the way.

For Raghiema, a 4-year-old girl in South Africa, a daily meal at school means her parents are more likely to continue to send her to classes to further her education. Through the Rise Against Hunger school feeding program, Raghiema’s teachers have witnessed a transformation from an often-sick child to a joyful girl excelling in school and leading her peers. With your support, girls like Raghiema look forward to a future where nutrition and education are foundational.

For Dracier, a 22-year-old in Haiti, the dream of becoming a nurse is closer to becoming a reality thanks to an agronomist hired by Rise Against Hunger who is teaching people in the community how to farm. Because of these classes, Duracier now grows a variety of produce and plans to support her and her mother with the money she makes from selling her harvest, giving her the chance to pay for and focus on her nursing education. With your support, we can provide further access to new farming techniques which give women like Duracier the opportunity to generate and sell more competitive produce at their local markets, opening doors to even brighter futures!

Since her first competition at age 10, Arielckis, an aspiring swimmer in the Dominican Republic, has demonstrated the discipline and talent it takes to be an amazing athlete, but her lack of access to nutritional foods hindered her development and wellbeing. Now 18 and receiving regular meals from Rise Against Hunger’s in-country partner, she is stronger and healthier, setting her eyes on the opportunity to swim in the Pan-American Junior Championship. Because of your contributions, girls like Arielckis can grow into strong, healthy women who aren’t held back because of limited resources.

For every donation and meal packaged, there is a story of impact and a chance for girls and women around the world to succeed and press on toward brighter futures. This International Women’s Day, invest in the futures of women around the world who are the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.