Field News

Giving 10 Young Women the Opportunity to Become Teachers

For girls and women in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, life options are often limited to receiving little or no formal education, facing early and/or forced marriages, and raising families in grinding poverty.   When I visited Africa for the first time, I met so many young...Read more

Not Just Scholarships, We Connect Them to Get Inspired

It was time to take the girls away from the books and connect them to women who are striving for a better life. There were faces of mixed description – some with looks of curiosity, not knowing what to expect while others were excited for this once in a lifetime...Read more

Give Me a Dime and I Will Give You a Future

In search of a cool and warm land breeze, we sat in the direct sunlight. As I checked the time I was surprised that it was just after noon, by the look of outside it could have been just after sunrise. Once settled she started with an introduction, “I am...Read more

I Can't Wait to be a Mother

Dressed in a pink saree, 20 year old Manju sits quietly in the Mothers’ Group meeting at Sikhona village in Barabanki, where Join My Village supports the Maternal and Neonatal Health Program.  She is now seven months pregnant – her third after suffering two miscarriages. Her demeanor is happy with...Read more

When School is More Fun than Vacation

It’s a lazy spring afternoon at the school in Behrampur village of Balrampur district and the girls are done with their classes for the day.It’s now time for their monthly adolescent group meeting and the excitement is evident. The girls were unable to meet for the past two months because...Read more