Success Stories | Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

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Last updated: July 03, 2019

July 2, 2019

The overall goal of the project was to improve the food security status of chronically food insecure households in 9 Woredas (districts) of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Program activities included maternal and child health and nutrition, improving access to nutritious foods, improving access to water and sanitation (water schemes, toilets, hygiene behaviors), natural resources management (soil and water conservation, tree planting), improving access to social infrastructure (schools, health posts, veterinary posts), and food distribution.

July 1, 2019

Training and openly discussing family planning with religious leaders resulted in a significant increase in their knowledge of contraception and the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.

June 28, 2019

The Ushindi Program implemented a holistic approach integrating psychosocial, medical, legal and economic activities to support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The project has served a total of 30,467 SGBV survivors, which exceeds the life of the project goal (24,187 persons served).

June 27, 2019

The aim of Lutheran World Relief’s (LWR) Gender in Agriculture from Policy to Practice (GAPP) project was to achieve political and cultural changes regarding attitudes toward women. It aimed to change the mindset and attitudes of men and women about gender equality, strengthen women’s capacity to advocate for food security in local public and private spaces in the rural sector, and better position women’s demands in municipal public policies and in the institutional policies of rural savings and loan cooperatives (Instituciones de Crédito Rural, ICRs).