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“To me a woman is not less than a man. We have women who are the head of the household, taking care of children. If in the past, we used to say, ‘You’re only a woman,’ it is because we were illiterate. Our fathers did not know that we could go to school and go to work in an office like men do. No, a woman has the same value as a man.”

Halime Outman, IEEWEP Participant



Batha and Ouaddaï Food Security Initiative
Donor: USAID
Location: Batha and Ouaddaï regions
Purpose: Reduce community risk and vulnerability to food insecurity; improve community health and strengthen livelihood systems and resilience

FY13 Accomplishments:
Trained 1,196 women in basic literacy and numeracy skills
-Vaccinated 1,412 children under 5 and 148 pregnant women against various diseases and administered vitamin A supplementation to 6,256 children under 5
-Trained 1,882 men and 1,967 women on short-term agricultural sector productivity approaches

Initiative for the Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs
ExxonMobil Foundation
Location: Logone Oriental Region
Purpose: Increase the level of skill, productivity, socioeconomic stability, literacy and income of women

FY13 Accomplishments:
-Trained 1,194 women in business literacy
-Held women’s groups reboosting workshop attended by 164 participants
-Raised awareness of issues around food, hygiene and sanitation among 840 women
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Kickstart Project
Donor: ExxonMobil Foundation
Location: Doba and Bébédjia districts
Purpose: Support market gardening activities of women’s groups while improving their access to appropriate technologies through the promotion of KickStart irrigation pumps

FY13 Accomplishments:
Purchased and donated 225 foot operated pumps and 300 hand operated pumps for women’s groups
-Trained 38 female trainers in pump use, who in turn trained 247 other women
-Conducted 18 awareness raising campaigns about new approaches at market gardening sites