Women’s Empowerment in Mali

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the incredible ways women across Mali have applied their new knowledge and skills learned during the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) to fit their unique lives. Overcoming discrimination and finding one’s voice “I...

Celebrating the International Day for FGC Abandonment

February 6 was International FGC Abandonment Day. We are proud to support the 8000+ communities across eight countries who have publicly declared to abandon FGC. The following graphics celebrate the 358 communities who declared to abandon FGC and other harmful...

Solar-Powered Progress: A Photo Essay

With efforts from the Empowered Community Network, 262 solar batteries were distributed with support from the Ed Nef Foundation to 150 households in Keur Simbara, Kobongoye and Soudiane. These three Senegalese communities have completed the Community Empowerment...

“Every bright day starts with a rising sun”

There are few things more inspiring than when people come together and decide to take a stand for real and lasting change–a change they believe is necessary in order for future generations to not only live a life of dignity, but also to thrive in an increasingly...