This innovative approach works on behavior change and focuses on both health and economic growth for women living in poverty. The incentivized system encourages women to practice healthy behaviors and receive care before, during and after birth.
This project will pilot an investment readiness and financial literacy blended-learning product for use with disadvantaged female entrepreneurs in developing countries. PfD will increase the skillset and knowledge of financial services of over women entrepreneurs and test a blended learning model for women entrepreneurs.
This project will includes innovative private transport system that meets needs of local communities while prioritizing pregnant women and their need to visit health care facilities. This bold idea includes non-health destinations like schools and markets to leverage overall transport demand creating sustainability.
PfD will remove key barriers to women’s participation in this developing sector through enlisting a range of civil, private and public sector allies to participate in strengthening clean energy value chains. In addition to PfD’s strengths in women’s enterprise development and capacity building, PfD brings special expertise in cook stove technology that eliminates wood or charcoal emissions altogether.
This project will demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating microfinance and the promotion of facility based maternal health services on inciting healthy behavior change. It will leverage regular microfinance group meetings as platforms to simultaneously increase financial access, empower women, and relay health information and social/behavior change messaging that is reinforced with broad-based community support.
This program will develop and use a smartphone-based platform in the local language that will be integrated into training for local health volunteer and facilities to strengthen and support projects to improve quality of care and increase facility based care provided to pregnant women in rural locations.
This program will both lift local health volunteers out of poverty while also supporting those same volunteers to better address the health needs in their communities, beginning with malnutrition. The project will integrate training with a revolving loan fund to empower local communities.
The goal of this project is to decrease the vulnerability of at risk populations by improving veterinary services. PfD will expand the reach of veterinary treatment and vaccination coverage; and promote livestock diversification to increase the resilience of underserved, affected communities.
PfD will increase market access to renewable and efficient energies through the use of pelletized agricultural biomass (Moto Bomba) and a gasifier stove (Jiko Bomba).