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Winrock International

February 2013

Volunteer Harvey Pine trains Fishouse staff on improved fingerling production.

Quality Fish for Nigerian Farmers and Families

Feb 15 2013

Fish farming is an important livelihood activity for millions of Nigerian families. The demand for fish offers an opportunity for more fish farmers to engage in this lucrative activity or for existing fish producers to expand operations. Without training and technical support, however, the opportunity remains untapped. The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer […]
A much-needed scholarship from the Gender Equity through Education program allowed Doru to return to school.

Scholarship Program Helps Young Women in South Sudan

Feb 15 2013

Only 18, Doru Celina dropped out of school because of a domestic workload that left her with little time to study. Doru, who lives in Kajo Keji, Southern Sudan (now known as South Sudan since gaining independence in 2011), would help her mother sell condiments door-to-door or at the market. She also cooked and did […]
group of women working

AMORE Helps Mindanao Women Rebuild Their War-Torn Villages

Feb 11 2013

That was 11 years ago, when more than 100,000 people (mostly women and children) had fled their homes because of air raids and fierce gun battles in an all-out war in Mindanao, in the Philippines. Today, Bai Aniza and her neighbors are sowing the seeds of peace in their own village. Winrock’s help — through […]
Volunteer Eliana Pinilla (right) and a CENTA technician test the best quantity of sorghum flour to mix with wheat for artisan bakeries countrywide.

Bringing Nutritious Food to Salvadoran Families, Raising Incomes

Feb 11 2013

In 2005, Blanca Perdomo and 38 others started Las Bromas Cooperative in El Salvador to diversify agricultural production as a way to increase income and improve their lives. Like many women in her community, Blanca used to be a full-time housewife, taking care of her house and children while also helping her husband on the […]
Alice Makau raises chickens to earn income and feed her family.

Helping Women Feed Their Families in Rural Kenya

Feb 7 2013

In rural Kenya, women have few resources to call their own. Despite this, they are primarily responsible for feeding their families and taking on the lion’s share of household and agricultural work. Employment and income generating opportunities for women are meager, particularly given the time constraints of heavy household demands. More than 30 percent of […]