How do you empower people to change? When communities decide for themselves that the time is right to change.This is the beauty of the Tostan approach and of their programme in Senegal.
Why does water matter?
Yes, why does it matter? That may seem like a silly question, because of course it matters! Today, on World Water Day 2016, we want to highlight the role clean water plays in health, education and livelihoods.
A surgeon for disadvantaged children
In Senegal, there is fewer than 1 doctor for every 10,000 people. Dr Dior N’diaye is one of them. This 37-year-old woman, is a paediatric surgeon who volunteered to take part in the surgical outreach missions set up by AMREF.
Taking control in adversity
“My name is Padma. I’m 21 years old and I live in a small village in Pali District, Rajasthan, India. My journey so far, notwithstanding my youth, has been filled with harsh realities – things I never expected could happen to me.”
Helena’s fruits of resilience
Discover the inspiring story of one of the champions of WFP’s school feeding programmes in Mozambique. We met her during a field mission and will never be able to forget her endurance, strength and courage.
Lessons on microfinance
A growing body of literature looks at how microfinance activities impact the target populations, reaching sometimes vastly divergent conclusions. Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by Cartier Philanthropy are on line.
Earthquake recovery continues in Nepal
Seven months into the relief operations after the devastating earthquake that stroke Nepal on April this year, the emergency response is turning into the long-term recovery phase, helping communities get back on their feet.
Stories of hope and transformation
Discover our newly published Annual Report, explore how Cartier Philanthropy is addressing the areas we care about most and read interviews and stories that reveal the sense of what we’re trying to achieve.
Investing in women
A new report released today and produced in partnership with Cartier Philanthropy encourage entrepreneurs, impact investors and philanthropists to promote gender equality through social enterprise.
Growing gardens in Burkina Faso
“Before the programme started I just ate beans” says Ouoaba Pouguidiba, president of the women’s cooperative in the rural village of Birmanga. “Then Action Against Hunger explained us the importance of having a garden.”