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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.

From the Field

Irrigation system transforms a community in Zimbabwe

Ruramai leads a community irrigation committee. Through her position, she’s changing the stigma associated with being a widow while the community around her also changes as a result of the irrigation system ENSURE brought. In rural Zimbabwe, women often live in poverty with no opportunities to better their lives. ENSURE, a USAID-funded program, helped change that.

Change Makers

20 reasons to have hope in 2020

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 20 reasons to have hope in 2020 — and how to pray them into reality.

From the Field

Untying the knot: 10 worst places for child marriage

650 million women alive today were child brides, and millions of girls are at risk of marriage each year. For many, child marriage means a life of hardship, ill health, and low educational achievement. Find out the 10 worst countries in the world for child marriage and how to help prevent it.