Today alone, women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will waste 21 million hours fetching water for their families. However, when a clean water access point comes to a community, those women are given the most wonderful gift–the gift of time.
As more Africans move out of poverty, job creation is the necessary next step and having bright young women at the helm providing employment is a way of directly addressing and eradicating the adverse effects poverty has on women!
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy Simply put, the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity. As we work to address the root causes, systematic injustices an......
Caterpillar Foundation has learned from its business and years of philanthropic work that the bigger the project, the better the team needs to be! "Together. Stronger" is our effort to build the best team possible… because ending extreme poverty is something that will take all of us.
In the forests of Southwest Cameroon, there’s a beautiful village named Babubock with puddles of mocha-colored water and a broken handpump in front of the school compound. Now, this community is partnering with Water Collective to make a big change.
"I was eager to show my family the continent of Africa, the last stop on our adventure, and where I trace my ancestral roots on my father’s side. It’s a place where I spend much of my time working for the organization I founded that makes food for malnourished children."
When she graduated from high school in Nairobi, Kenya, Miriam Wambui had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Then she heard about Nairobits—a nonprofit that offers Kenyan youths training in information computer technology, as well as programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, and reproductive health.
International Day of the Girl is all about promoting girls' rights and talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, but also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving. Read about five girls who are shaking things up in a BIG way!
My first observation was about the girls themselves. They are simply incredible. From the first moment I met them, they were warm and welcoming, curious and thoughtful, humorous and engaging. As a group they seem to glow, and as individuals they are humble and friendly, each possessing an agile intellect.
The following two testimonials were taken in December 2014 from students who were graduating from Kakenya Center for Excellence that month. We are pleased to report that both girls are now in their second year of high school and doing well!