Empowering Women Artisans to Eliminate Cyclical Poverty in Guatemala
GWLN 2007 alumni Ruth DeGolia connects rural artisans to the U.S. market and has pioneered a high-impact, fair-trade business that is eliminating cyclical poverty in Guatemala. As the founder of Mercado Global, Ruth and her organization employ over 400 artisans and 92% of them can now send their children to school. Read about the generational impact that is changing the future for women and their families.
Congress Passes Bi-Partisan Bill with $50 Million Increase for WASH
Kudos to GWLN 2011 graduate Gemma Bulos who presented at the USAID Strategy meeting about her work as Director of Global Women's Water Initiative and the need to prioritize WASH as a key strategy for international aid to communities. President Obama has signed into law a bipartisan $1.1 trillion bill that increases funding for safe drinking water in developing countries including a $50 million increase for WASH.
Dining Program Gives Women and Girls Opportunities for the Future
As the Founder of Dining for Women, GWLN 2009 graduate Marsha Wallace is changing the lives of women and girls worldwide by helping them overcome economic limitations. Watch this video to see the impact of their grants.
Promoting Leadership and Civic Engagement Among Turkish Women
In The Expat Woman, GWLN 2007 graduate Sema Basol shares what inspired her to start up her own organization, Turkish Women’s Initiative and its sister organization Change Leaders Association (DLD) to promote leadership, educational opportunities, and civic engagement among Turkish girls and women. Sema gives credit to GWLN for its commitment to global women leaders.
From Water Bearers to Water Providers: Stories from Women in East Africa
Hosted by Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, GWLN 2011 graduate Gemma Bulos who heads up Global Women’s Water Initiative gave a talk on "Africa Table: "From Water Bearers to Water Providers - Stories from Women Championing Water and Sanitation Projects in East Africa."