Friday, March 8, 2013

A Dame and a Landowner

March 7, 2013
Maggie Smith
For this reason among others, Maggie Smith:

March 8, 2013 (International Women's Day)
Woman Farmer in Sahel
Through micro-lending like KIVA, women in some Sahel Desert communities (especially in Nigeria and Mali) are able to not only feed their families but nourish their communities AND through sustainable agriculture help to heal the damage done to the Sahel because of Human impacted climate change. These communities are inclusive and ALL members regardless of gender beneficial from the small businesses the women run. These women run farms and small businesses also aid in the education of girls and boys thereby improving the lot for future generation. Women also have less children but those children tend to have lower mortality rates. Women as farmers and business owners often is beneficial for the WHOLE ecosystem.

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