25 April 2019

Caring for Women Around the World

—From a focus talk given by Luis Ramirez on 25th April 2019
Luis was involved in implementing World Bank projects in some of the poorest regions of the world to raise people out of poverty.

Argentina: Goats

Argentina: Goats

Farming a large type of guinea pig produces furs as well as meat.

Ghana: Working cassava

Ghana: Processing cassava.
They produced so much cassava that the price of cassava went down
and we needed to find ways to process more refined products. 

Ghana: Women were taught how to make and sell soaps

Ghana: We help them sell their crafts

Ghana: Better equipment for processing cassava

Ghana: These women were maliciously accused of being witches

Ghana: Luis dancing with the "witches"

Ghana: Luis dancing with the "witches"

Ghana: The long walk to the river to collect water

Ghana: Even the smallest children could carry some water
Ghana: Luis pumping water from the new well
Ghana: There was no school for these girls
Ghana: The wonderful teacher for the new school, sitting in the center

The main lecture was given by Elizebeth Tucker, principal of Philanthropy & Strategic Engagement for the Grameen Foundation USA which takes a broad approach to tackling the multiple dimensions of the complex problems of poverty.

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