Women like Aloma in the Philippines are leading the way in helping their communities to overcome the challenges of recurring natural disasters and poverty.
Your generous support today can help empower women with the skills to overcome poverty and to create lasting change in their communities.
women currently live on less than $1.90 a day.
of the world's working poor are women
women are expected to be pushed further into poverty because of COVID-19
of countries have at least one law that discriminates against women
Women leading communities
Aloma has always been a natural leader and is passionate about helping others in her community. Equipped with her new skills, she has now become the treasurer of her local area. She is also on the Disaster Risk Reduction Council, helping manage evacuations during emergencies.
Inspired by Aloma’s leadership, the whole community has come together to build a mangrove nursery to protect the area from storm surges and coastal erosion. These mangroves also provide a good breeding ground for fish, which has become a major source of income for the families in her village.
Aloma’s community today faces a new emergency: COVID-19. The pandemic has affected the livelihoods of many communities throughout the Philippines, with more than 1.3 million cases recorded since the start of the pandemic.
As one of the frontline workers in her community, Aloma helps remind others about the importance of adhering to health protocols to limit the spread of the virus.
Entrepreneurship and business management training
Bookkeeping and financial literacy classes
Disaster Risk Reduction training
Domestic violence shelters and emergency accommodation