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Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Seven years ago, a woman named Toma walked into a local bank in Sudan. As a farmer, she had big dreams about the harvests she could raise and the money she could make selling her crops -- if she...
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
On February 6, the United Nations commemorated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a harmful practice that endangers the health and well-being of millions of girls and young women around the world. This is a practice that...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In May, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide...
Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your support of MADRE’s “Nanyori” Shelter Network, a network of six shelter schools for young Indigenous girls from impoverished communities who are escaping forced early marriage and female genital mutilation. With your continued support, we...
Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2013
In its recent issue of Nomadic News, MADRE sister organization the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) wrote about the importance of education for girls from nomadic and pastoral communities. Education is a universal human right, and yet many girls face barriers...
Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I'm happy to share with you our annual report, highlighting the victories that you made possible last year!
Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE’s sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports 3,000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they need...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Our partners in Sudan have purchased a new tractor and disk to help with planting!
Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers' Union in Sudanwelcome news!
Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We have great news from our partners at Womankind Kenya!
Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011
An update from our partner organization in Kenya, Womankind.
Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011
An update from our partner organization, Womankind Kenya
Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011
Our partners in Kenya are mobilizing urgently to give life-saving aid to people suffering in the famine in East Africa.
Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Work that took days by hand will now take only hours with the help of the tractor.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
We just received a quick update from Fatima Ahmed, the President of our sister organization in Sudan.
Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Ongoing drought in Kenya has put millions of people at risk of hunger and starvation. For women who play a primary role in securing clean water for their families, these severe droughts create new burdens. MADRE partners with the Indigenous...
Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Today, Fatima Ahmed, the director of our sister organization in Sudan, Zenab for Women in Development , stopped by our office. She told us about Zenab’s latest work to support women farmers and to ensure peace during Sudan’s recent landmark...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
MADRE is working with our partner in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), to support the Kilgoris Girls' School. Together, we are providing young girls with a safe space where they can grow and learn without fear of a forced marriage.
Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
During the last farming season, MADRE and our sister oganization, Zenab for Women in Development, coordinated the delivery of sorghum, millet and peanut seeds to hundreds of Women Farmers' Union members in Gungulesa, Guregana and Um Khanjar, Sudan. That support...
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010
Fatima Ahmed of MADRE's Sudanese partner organization Zenab for Women in Development recently travelled to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in the peace process talks for Darfur. Fatima is part of an initiative organized by Sisterhood for Peace to...
Posted on: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In partnership with our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), MADRE supported the installation of a community water collection point and a drinking trough for livestock for the Emayian Maasai community of Southwest Kenya. These innovations will protect a...
Posted on: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
In collaboration with Zenab for Women in Development, MADRE has supported a Women Farmers' Union in eastern Sudan since its founding in 2007. Prior to the creation of the union, women farmers in Al Qadarif state, which produces 75% of...
Posted on: Sunday, October 12, 2008
MADRE has been working with Indigenous Samburu women in rural Kenya to make their communities self-sustaining. In collaboration with the Umoja Uaso Women's Group—an organization and community of Indigenous Samburu women formed in 1990 by 15 women who were rejected...