Our 4 women Laureates in the spotlight: Leading impactful women empowerment initiatives in Brazil, the US, Kenya and the Philippines, we celebrated the incredible work of Michelle, Stephanie, Doreen and Laure last Thursday evening. Across four different corners of the globe, they are contributing to a hunger free world, encapsulating our conviction that sustainable solutions to hunger are possible.
Michelle Caetano, Project Coordinator GRAJAU – Brazil
Thanks to strong teamwork, the Anchieta Grajau Institute project enables women to break out of the cycle of violence and hunger, by receiving professional training in the food sector. The women cover topics from market analysis to the creation of a business plan providing them with the tools to start up their own business or integrate a company.
Doreen Irungu, Founder of USTAWI AFRIKA – Kenya
Through Ustawi Afrika’s multi-dimensional approach, Doreen brings both sustainable solutions for agriculture in arid areas, whilst also creating a community of women who are autonomous, entrepreneurial and who drive resource preservation.
Laure Delaporte, Co-Founder of LP4Y, Life Project for Youth – Philippines
Present in 14 countries, the alliance LP4Y (Life Project 4 Youth), led by Laure and her association, allows young women from extreme areas of poverty to be trained and guided in order to integrate a decent working life. The donations will go directly to young women from the Tondo slum in the Philippines.
Stephanie Wright, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Together We Bake – USA
By creating Together We Bake, Stephanie and her co-founder Tricia joined their two passions: baking and reaching out to women who are victims of social isolation. Through a comprehensive training program, these women find a community in which they evolve personally and professionally.