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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates Melinda Gates’, “Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World”, is a thoughtful and well-reasoned book that tackles gender inequality and brings awareness to the issue through   inspiring stories of women around the world. Gates discusses topics such as family planning, girl’s education, early child marriage, …

Perspective from the Field

By Cindi Mick In March 2019, I visited Africa Development Promise’s projects in Rwanda and Uganda and witnessed the wonderful progress made in the field. I was deeply impacted by the difference the women are making in their communities and families. I left inspired, with a renewed hope and an optimistic view of the world. It was wonderful to be …

Meet Stephanie!

As the mother of 5 children, Stephanie had always believed in the importance of education. However, her husband disagreed, especially when it came to sending their daughters to school. As a result, Stephanie began to sell fruits and vegetables along the roadside to make extra money. However, selling along the roadside is prohibited, so her income was inconsistent and scarce.  …

What  is  Subsistence  Farming?

And Why isn’t it working? ​What it is: Subsistence farming or smallholder agriculture is when one family grows only enough to feed themselves. There is not usually much harvest to sell or trade, and what surplus there is tends to be stored to last the family until the next harvest. This is the most widely used method of agricultural farming …