Sustainability through social economic empowerment

Article By Ann Mukami Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) play a critical role in the diversification and increase in women’s income by making access to commercial loans easier through self-managed and self-capitalized savings groups that use members’ savings to lend to each other. The Big Sisters under the SAFIRE program embraced this model after …

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Article By Ann, Big Sister   Menstruation is a natural occurrence experienced by nearly all women of reproductive age. The ability to manage menstrual health (MH) with adequate knowledge, safety, and dignity and without stigma is an essential human right.  Angela is a 17-year-old talented footballer and team leader of the Bafana girls’ football team …

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Use of Contraceptives Among Girls

Article by Ruth, Big Sister Although pregnancy and childbirth are natural phenomena, many pregnancies pose serious health risks to mothers and their children, especially pregnancies characterized as too early. Pregnancies among adolescents have major health consequences for adolescent mothers and their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that pregnancy and childbirth complications are the …

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