Economic Empowerment

Working to Bring Families Back Together

When her siblings migrated to Thailand to look for work, 20-year-old Sara became responsible for her nieces and nephew. Economic migration is separating too many families in Cambodia—here’s how Sara is working to change that.

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Celebrating Matriarchs: Ursula’s Incredible Story

At 66 years of age, Ursula is transforming her community and providing everything her seven grandchildren need. She’s a farmer, leader, mother, and changemaker—all it took was a little training to ignite her passion.

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A New Future for Celine

There is a pivotal point in a young person's life where receiving an encouraging word or a gift equipping you to pursue a dream changes the trajectory of their life. For Celine, it was a simple sewing machine from the Gift Guide that empowered her to start her own business.

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How Moriam Broke the Cycle of Poverty

One day, Moriam was playing with her friends when her father called her to come and meet a new family that was visiting. Obediently, Moriam complied. Little did she know that the man she met that day would become her husband at the unimaginable age of just 14 years old.

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It Takes a Village

You've probably heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child," before. After all, it's well known that community support is crucial for raising a child! But what happens when those helping hands never arrive and, in their place, a new mother is shamed by her community?

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A Second Chance for Richard

Richard is just 24 years old, but already he’s married with three children and solely responsible to support his growing family. Like many young men in Bwikhonje Village, Uganda, though Richard struggled to make a go of it.

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to End Poverty

When a woman is equipped with skills, encouraged by her community, and empowered with confidence, she is capable of making lasting change.

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Embracing Equity: A Mother Empowered

Maria was empowered to start her own business, and now she is helping women like her embrace equity.

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From Migrants to Makers

How do we achieve SDG 1 Zero Hunger so families don't have to migrate for work? By providing sustainable livelihoods for the whole community.

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More than a Cup of Coffee

When you brew your morning coffee is there a face, a person, a family that comes to mind? There is a good chance that the beans you used were grown on a small farm tended by a family that has cultivated coffee for a few generations. There’s also a good chance that the family experiences the daily struggles of poverty.

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Cracking the Cycle of Poverty

Rebecca’s family was one of the poorest families in her community. She was often hungry because her parents’ farm didn’t produce enough food for the family to eat every day. Without an income, they couldn’t buy simple necessities like salt, soap, laundry detergent or Rebecca’s school uniform and classroom supplies. Eventually, Rebecca dropped out of school. And it broke her father's heart.

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Couple Launches Home Business in Bangladesh

At one point, Hasina and her husband, Azharul, couldn’t stop sinking deeper and deeper into debt.

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Ry Lai Raises His Income with New Agriculture

When selling home-grown vegetables is your bread and butter, it’s no small thing to run out of the fertilizer that makes them grow big and juicy. Or for a pest to devour your spinach and cabbage crops. Or to have hang-ups getting freshly cut produce to market on time.

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Single Mom Rescues Children from Hunger

Somewhere in Mbirizi, a small village tucked in green hills in the very centre of Rwanda, a woman named Djalia stands proudly outside her home. Her small garden outside is watered, the cow, chickens, and rabbits are fed. Her six children and one grandchild are inside, they have all eaten. But things weren’t always this hopeful for Djalia.

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Weaving a New Future

Feliciana, a mother of three from Acul, Guatemala, remembers her childhood dream. She always wanted to be an entrepreneur, experiencing the thrill of being her own boss and starting her own business. From a young age, she learned how to weave and embroider güipiles, traditional blouses. She knew that this could be a perfect business, but her lack of confidence held her back.

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Saving her Family, Serving her Community

Savings and Loans groups empower rural people - especially women - to get a small business up and running.

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Does One Pig Make a Difference?

Does One Pig Make a Difference?

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Constructing Lives of Purpose

It’s not exactly “business as usual” for a handful of companies in British Columbia. While the bulk of companies prioritize the bottom line—balancing the numbers and cutting costs to make as much money as possible—Alderidge Construction, Stattonrock Design & Build, Balzer’s Brushing, and Ferguson Moving & Storage have gone to great lengths to inject meaning into their work.

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A Peace-ful Start to the Dairy Cow Program

Cows have led to miracles in homes that had lost hope. A cow is a big undertaking that farmers in Uganda would have never tried 10 years ago. But with the right training and support from one another, they begin to see what they are capable of!

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Empowering Women, Sustaining Life

FH Uganda has been an active development partner in Mbale for the last 17 years. We were particularly singled out for championing the needs of women and girls who are, in most cases, considered the most vulnerable in our Ugandan cultural context.

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