“When I received my first salary, my eyes nearly shed tears”
Urmila’s journey toward a career wasn’t as straightforward as she hoped. She moved to a city seeking more job opportunities, but since she didn’t have much professional experience, she was often turned away. But Urmila didn’t give up. She kept looking for safe and reliable work, and eventually heard about an initiative that helps young women become teachers — a program run in collaboration with Plan International. More information
Back to school after two year of lockdown
Schools in Uganda have finally begun to reopen after two years of closed doors. Girls are especially vulnerable to permanently losing their education due to COVID-19, but they’re not giving up. More information.
Community Centre Built in Senegal
On March 25, 2022, the Ibrahim Khalilullah Community Center, sponsored by LIFE, opened in Malicounda Bambara, in Mbour. The center's floor plan was expanded by 96 square meters with restrooms and wudu (prayer) areas built to accommodate more members of the community. The center will serve a community of more than 1,500 people.
Community-Led Health Program Empowers Rural Families
Fonkoze empowers Haitians, primarily rural women, to lift their families out of poverty by providing access to the tools, resources, and support needed to overcome and thrive. The organization’s approach to empowerment is holistic - addressing the many systemic roots of poverty: lack of access to education, financial and health services, and more.
Fonkoze’s health program Boutik Sante, in particular, serves approximately 250,000 households each year, offering health resources to communities throughout Haiti that include vitamin distribution, screenings for child malnutrition and therapeutic feeding treatments, hypertension screenings for cardiovascular disease, and preventative healthcare trainings. This program alone, which won the 2021 European Microfinance Award, has increased access to health services and education for more than 3.3 million people since its inception in 2014. More information.
Computers and IT Equipment Donated to School
For students at Busovaca Mixed High School, a lack of computers and IT equipment inhibited their education in computer science. To ensure students could learn computer science, LIFE for Relief in Development donated 20 laptops, mouses, and headphones and a motorized projector to the school. The laptops and the projector are now utilized by 300 students.