We believe one of the keys to fighting poverty is through the economic empowerment of women. It greatly contributes to gender equality, and is pivotal for community development, economic growth and stability. For example, if female farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million people*. Here are some of the stories of how women's lives have been impacted.
Daw Cho, Myanmar
El Sas, Cambodia
These initiatives are made possible through the Livelihoods programs of World Vision Australia, which create economic opportunities and improve access to nutritious food, so families living in poverty can build better lives.
*Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016