With your donation you can help us create more inclusive and sustainable communities through our women cells groups across the country. women and youth receive life skills, financial aid, and knowledge that not only helps improve their incomes and livelihood but also inspire them to champion the struggle against SGBV, discrimination and marginalization of women based on their gender in their communities.
CAN carries out programs that support maternal health and child care and empower women to improve their incomes and livelihood. Through this initiative, the organization intends to improve emergency obstetric care, through setting the foundations for good prenatal care, to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDs and ensure that all women have access to a range of contraceptive options. We carry out SRHRs projects in refugee settlements to end early marriages, access to contraceptives and health education for adolescents, young women and children.Read More
Women are key stakeholders in environment conservation programs.CAN empowers women through training and workshops on clean energy, water harvesting and environmental conservation. We have introduced and applied new techniques like the charcoal stoves through our WCGs that help reduce health-rated challenges that arise from the burning of firework while cooking. Our stoves use briquettes made from groundnut shells, charcoal dust and waste cassava as binder cheaper alternative source of fuel to firewood and wood charcoal and do not produce a lot of smoke which consequently reduces women’s exposures to respiratory diseases and illness. The charcoal stoves also reduce on the use of firewood and this lessens the burden on tree cutting in rural areas, decreasing deforestation for firewood, reducing greenhouse gasses emitted through charcoal burning and reusing agricultural waste that is otherwise left to rot in the fields or burnt.Read More
" When i first joined the CAN cell for young mothers, i was very skeptical about everything! But with time, my life was changed. I was able to see my life and the life of my child (PWD) differently. I can now support myself and my child without his father's help. I am a proud single mother with a child who has special needs."rn
I have learnt a lot from my cell. As women, solving our challenges should not end with personal empowerment, but should start when empowered. women come together in cell groups to see that no woman is left behind.
As a man and a father, I am proud of the women cell groups. My wife joined the village women cell group two years ago. She is more respectful, cooperative and very aware of her rights as a woman. I have encouraged my teen daughters to also join the adolescent girls cell at their school.