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'Mama' Jebbeh Swaray with her 6-year-old granddaughter, Hawa Fortune.

'Mama' Jebbeh Swaray with her 6-year-old granddaughter, Hawa Fortune. - Christian Aid / Tom Pilston

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It’s time to empower women and girls worldwide.

In God’s eyes, we are all equal. But for too long, women and girls have been held back - they are denied education and earning opportunities.

Now, as the climate crisis and Covid-19 threaten their communities, women are often on the frontline: running households, but struggling to earn a livelihood or protect themselves.

But we are the changemakers, and we can change this. By sharing what you can today, you will help power some truly life-changing projects.

You’ll help girls like Kadiatu and Hawa get to school to discover their talents, and ensure they can get vital medical care when they need it.

And you’ll enable women to create and run business enterprises, or learn new, weather-resistant agricultural techniques that will help them feed their families and gain financial independence.

With your solidarity, the future will finally be theirs to shape.

Share what you can to make us all equal.

Kumana's story

From economically vulnerable to empowered entrepreneur

In Konso, Ethiopia, drought caused by climate change has drastically impacted many livelihoods. Kumana Kurasho is one of a new generation of small-scale female entrepreneurs who earn their own living by making and selling aloe vera soap.

Kumana got her opportunity through the BRACED project which Christian Aid supports. not only do vital projects like this build the resilience of vulnerable communities against climate change, they also empower women to earn their own money.

Kumana Kurasho joins fellow small scale entrepeneurs producing aloe vera soap in the Duraite Kebele Karsale village, Konso

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Kadiatu’s story: knowledge is power

In Sierra Leone, a country crippled by debt, many girls are denied an education which could transform their opportunities in life.

But Kadiatu is now enjoying school, thanks to a Christian Aid project which supports access to education for women and girls.

Hawa’s story: a healthier, safer future

Hawa’s mother died giving birth to her in Sierra Leone, which has the world’s highest maternal mortality rate. She now lives with her grandmother, Jebbeh.

By helping women and girls get essential healthcare, our programme will help make their future safer.

'Mama' Jebbeh Swaray with her 6-year-old granddaughter, Hawa Fortune.

'Mama' Jebbeh Swaray with her 6-year-old granddaughter, Hawa Fortune. - Christian Aid/Tom Pilston

Share what you can to make us all equal.