In Kenya, Indigenous Peoples are on the frontlines of climate change. They face frequent, severe droughts that wreak havoc on the crops and animal herds that communities depend on for income and food. Women and girls are tasked with the heavy burden of securing water for their families. What’s more, to raise money for survival, girls often are pulled out of school and sold into early marriage.
MADRE partners with the Indigenous Information Network (IIN). Together with you, we propel grassroots women's solutions to climate change and develop sustainable ways of living.
- Mothers have the peace of mind to know their family's water is clean and safe.
- Women and girls have time to earn income, go to school and be leaders in their communities—instead of searching for and hauling water.
- Communities survive climate disaster, thanks to knowledge shared and policies created by women.
The Indigenous Information Network (IIN) is a women-led organization that connects Indigenous peoples, sustains their communities and strengthens their demands for human rights.
Climate change is a global crisis that threatens the survival of humanity. While it affects us all, poor and rural women are hardest hit by food shortages, droughts, floods and disease linked to climate change. But they are more than victims.