Mothers Against Poverty (MAP)
Purpose of the Program
To provide eligible women the opportunity to become self-sufficient through entrepreneurial opportunities which include education, training, technical assistance & access to business loans.
Rationale for the Program
Women make up 70% of 2.5 billion people worldwide who live on less than $2 day. Unfortunately because of their poverty, these women are more vulnerable to forced labor, malnutrition, high maternal mortality rate, high infant mortality rate and violence. The greatest challenge facing these women is not a lack of motivation but a lack of access to financial education and financial services.
Advantages of the Program
Through the MAP project at Neema Village, women will receive help and financial services so that they can work their way out of poverty and provide income for themselves & their families. As a result, women can provide better nutrition and improved living conditions for their families and also pay for their children’s education. Through the MAP Project, the women will not only transform their lives but also the lives of their families, also positively impacting their community.
Outreach to Women in Maasai Villages and Water Wells
Because of the high rate of maternal deaths during childbirth in remote Masaai villages, many babies are left motherless. For these little motherless babies, due to lack of sterile conditions, medical care and malnutrition, nine out of ten of these little ones will die before the age of five. To develop relationships with these villages we plan to purchase a deep water well drilling rig. Women who have lived their lives walking miles a day for water, will now have more time to develop ways to better support their families through sustainable farming and small business projects.