For millions of women and girls in India, poverty takes its toll. Sickness can quickly become part of everyday life with limited access to basic healthcare.
But you can help change this.
Approximately 70% of common illnesses are preventable through health education. It starts with empowering one woman for only $500. That’s all it takes to train a community health leader.
In Australia, it’s easy to take good health and hygiene for granted. But in India, many girls do not attend school during their period. Health education and access to sanitary products are simple solutions – one that health leaders can provide.
They also advise communities about other life-changing behaviours: giving birth in hospitals, breastfeeding, vaccinations, rehydration salts, mosquito nets as well as access to microloans for building toilets and accessing clean water supplies.
And it’s not just the community that benefits. The health leader herself is changed.
“Before I was seen as nothing… I wasn't spoken to or recognised as worthwhile. Now I understand, as I have met other business women and (I’m) respected by all, as I educate my community about health and contribute financially to my family." - Ananya
There are two simple ways you can help:
Here's what your support for Women4Women will achieve:
As loans are repaid, the money is lent to new entrepreneurs again and again, multiplying the impact of each dollar over time. Check out our estimate of your group's collective impact as your donations are recycled and reinvested!
With a regular income, families are enabled to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.