Women’s Enterprise in Africa: Weaving a Brighter Future
Humanitarian aid often has to straddle a delicate line between tradition, culture, and environment.
In Maasai culture, for example, women are often not treated with the same respect and regard as the men. One of the keys to changing this tradition is through economic empowerment.
If women have the same access to education and other important resources that men do, they can do all sorts of amazing things. So it’s important that we do all we can to make sure everyone has access to these resources, particularly jobs and job training.
The African Wildlife Foundation took a unique approach to improving the quality of life for women by linking them to the health and well-being of the national park.
This innovative initiative allows the Maasai women more personal freedom while uniting conservation and economic benefits in a mutually beneficial way. It’s a win-win for everyone involved!
Learn more about the program in this video.