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Gender Equality

From the Field

How’d they do that: Make a reusable menstrual pad

Globally, girls in developing countries often miss school while on their periods. By missing class for up to a week each month, it often leads to them dropping out altogether. World Vision works with Sesame Workshop to help change that by teaching both boys and girls how to make hygienic reusable menstrual pads so girls can still attend class while on their periods.

From the Field

From laughingstock to local leader in Zimbabwe

Susan shares her story about how the program helped change her destiny by empowering her to provide for her family. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.

From the Field

A local leader’s experience with ENSURE

Edius, a village head in the Buhera district, shares how the ENSURE program has impacted him and his community. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.