2010 was truly a remarkable year. Women-farmers around the world, in Haiti, Ghana, Liberia, and dozens of other countries, took a stance to change their lives and the lives of their families. Many of them had the opportunity to do so because of the support you gave to OIC programs in these countries—opportunities these women-farmers took full advantage of.
Now, at the beginning of a New Year, we have an even bigger resolution: to make 2011 the Year of the Women-Farmer. That means giving more Women-Farmers the Opportunity for Ownership, the Opportunity for Empowerment, and the Opportunity for Change. Many of us made resolutions on January 1st. While these resolutions might fade, we’re asking you to follow the example of the Woman-Farmer: 365 days of resolution.
What exactly do we mean by that? With your support, Women-Farmers can achieve their resolution to better their families, farms and lives. Not just on 1/1/11, but every minute of every day. With your support, we can truly make 2011 the Year of the Women-Farmer. That means redoubling our commitment and our efforts to help Women-Farmers gain the skills, knowledge and resources to help themselves, their families, and their communities. In Liberia, we are helping women-farmers commercialize their soy produce through HANDS (Health, Agriculture and Nutrition Development for Sustainability Program), an initiative that will benefit over half a million Liberians over the next 5 years. In Haiti, we are reaching out to women-farmers who lost their homes and farms in the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island in January.
With your continued support, we will be able to maintain and expand our skills training programs to teach Women-Farmers innovative growing, processing and marketing techniques, helping them generate more product and profit.
All they need is a chance. Your donation today will help us give it to them.
Thank you for your consideration,
Your OIC International Team
PS—Women-Farmers have resolve. All they need is an opportunity. Make it your resolution to give them the Opportunity to create real Change in their lives. Donate today .