Empowering women

Dancers welcome a delegation from the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) in Ruponda village.

Women shucking corn in Nanganga village.

Muslim women farmers in Nanganga stand to indicate they have benefited from a PWRDF program during a meeting with the Canadian delegation.

After receiving a cow through a PWRDF program, Jemirozi Mkali, a single mother of three, no longer feels the pressure to remarry for purely economic reasons.

Jacquiline Naga, a staff person for the PWRDF program in the city of Tunduru, explains how entrenched attitudes concerning a woman’s role in society remain serious barriers to gender equality in southern Tanzania. Behind her, colleague Viktor William holds a sign listing some of the key things they have learned about how to educate villagers in the time the program has been active.

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