As we celebrate International Women’s Day, LiveBeyond wants to take a moment to celebrate the incredible women and girls we have had the privilege to work with. From the fantastic women on staff to the mothers in our Maternal Health program and the girls at the LiveBeyond School and Johnny’s Kids, we have met some truly extraordinary women and girls who are beating the odds and working hard for a better future.
But we cannot ignore the challenges and obstacles that many women and girls continue to face on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, too many women and girls around the world still face immense challenges and obstacles. Inadequate nutrition, poor healthcare, and limited access to education all contribute to a cycle of poverty that can be almost impossible to break.
With access to high-quality medical care in the Maternal Health program, women are taking control of their health. Women in Thomazeau, Haiti, are having healthier pregnancies, deliveries, and healthier babies! Thanks to high program participation, this community has seen a significant decrease in both maternal and infant mortality rates. This means that moms and their babies are experiencing healthier outcomes.
Women and girls who receive nutritious meals through the Nutrition program in Haiti and Israel are gaining weight and improving their overall health. Illnesses and diseases caused by hunger and malnutrition are decreasing, and families are becoming stronger and more resilient.
Girls who attend the LiveBeyond School and Johnny’s Kids are learning and growing. They are getting an education and, if necessary, proper therapy for disabilities to girls who might otherwise be unable to attend a school or receive the care they need. By getting a quality education and the support they need to manage their disabilities, these girls are increasing their opportunities for higher education and better jobs. Girls are gaining the tools and knowledge they need to overcome poverty and achieve their goals. They are breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a better future for themselves and their families.
Much of LiveBeyond’s work is credited to the incredible local women we have on staff! The LiveBeyond nurses and doctors are keeping their community healthy. The cooks ensure nutritious foods are cooked for the students, staff, and mothers in the maternal health program. The teachers are helping improve quality education for their students. The LiveBeyond cleaning crew keeps the base looking beautiful and sanitary in order to serve the community well. And our LiveBeyond Israel team has many women helping to serve children with disabilities. We are so proud of their incredible contributions! Without them, LiveBeyond would not have the impact we do.
LiveBeyond is committed to creating a long-term, positive impact for women and girls in Haiti and Israel. When women and girls are healthy and educated, entire communities benefit. By empowering women and girls, LiveBeyond is not only helping them build a better future for themselves but also helping them improve the well-being of their families, the job force, the economy, and the community as a whole.
On this International Women’s Day, we invite you to celebrate the resilience and strength of women and girls with us! Join us in standing in solidarity with women and girls who face challenges and obstacles every day. Let us reflect on the achievements of women and girls and call for even greater opportunities. If you would like to increase positive opportunities for women and girls in Haiti and Israel today, donate here.
As International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide, we ask that you join us in supporting women & girls in Haiti & Israel. Your donation will help women and girls overcome the immediate struggles they face on a daily basis and create a strong foundation for positive opportunities throughout their future. Click here to donate today, and support women and girls in Haiti and Israel to build a better future.
Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of women and girls in Haiti and Israel and help build a better, more equitable world for everyone.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. To all of you who have prayed or made a donation, know you are making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in Haiti and Israel. We are so grateful for everything you do to help us make a difference in the world.
Hear the latest news from Haiti, read posts about faith and community development, and find transcriptions from the LiveBeyond podcast.