We are fortunate enough to have a great relationship with Salt Lake Community College. Maisoon is taking an English class that is participating in a service-learning program. Maisoon was born in California and loved it. When she was six years old, her family moved to Palestine for several years. While she was there, she married. Eleven years ago she and her husband came back to the United States and now live in Utah to be close to family. She has three daughters and wants them to get a good education and feels strongly about setting a good example.Read more
Teresa has gone to Guatemala several times on humanitarian expeditions with Smiles for Life. Before her latest trip, she saw a TV segment that showed people working in a developing country and they had brought reusable feminine hygiene products. That sparked an instant awareness. She realized that, though she travels frequently, she has never thought about menstruation while traveling before.
Every girl in the world deserves an education, safety, and dignity. That includes access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene products and awareness about health as it relates to the female body. For the millions of women living in extreme poverty, sanitary supplies and education about reproduction are not part of their world. It also means they don't leave the house and miss up to 2 months of school a year. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school. This is why we have partnered with Days for Girls to provide reusable sanitary supplies and health education. What does this mean for girls? Read what 3 Kenyan women have to say.Read more
Choice Humanitarian in partnership with Microsoft Edge, develop a browser-based literacy solution for women in Guatemala. Extreme poverty is multidimensional and measured beyond income. Some of the additional indicators reflecting acute deprivations are with respect to health, education, and standard of living. But, we know when a community focuses on literacy; the general health and standard of living naturally increase. That is why we’ve partnered with Microsoft Edge to create Accent, a browser-based, digital literacy platform that will help women in remote Guatemala gain access to their country’s economy, government, culture, and language.Read more
Women are strong. Women are agents of change. Yet women in poor communities bear almost the entire responsibility for providing the basic needs for their families, yet are largely left without resources.Read more
Personal determination is a characteristic highly sought after by CHOICE Humanitarian in its recipients. Susmita Gurung, a CHOICE recipient from Nepal that displayed a high level of personal determination has a story worthy of sharing. Susmita, a 17-year-old girl from the village of Bangre, has a goal to help others by becoming an English teacher. She has faced many hard situations almost from birth but is still determined to attain her goal.Read more
Margarita, Ana Luisa, Carmen, Maricela, Lupita and Catherine are students in Conception Aculco, State of Mexico. They are very enthusiastic and intelligent young women and single mothers.
Recently they approached CHOICE Mexico about starting a Savings Box Program at their school. They want to invite their classmates to join the Savings Box Program because they believe they can save what little they have to address future needs at school and home.Read more
Most people do not equate gender equity and stove technology. But if you think about it, they are intricately connected. Empowering women and improving the efficiency of their work is critical for reducing poverty. If the health of women improves, the health of their families improves.Read more