In most of the FXB-Villages that take place in rural areas, agricultural activities play a large role in IGAs. Many of the FXB-Village participants live in areas where crops are grown in overused soil, making harvests smaller and more susceptible to disease and weather conditions. In order to provide the brightest future for our participants, FXB has begun giving our beneficiaries improved and fortified seeds, depending on the soil and climate in their region, that are both disease resistant and more productive.
- 10 May 2012 Improved Seeds Bringing Economic and Food Security to FXB-Village Participants
- 27 March 2012 Empowering Adolescent Girls as Agents of Social Change
- 1 March 2012 FXB-Villages Adding Early Childhood Development Component
- 27 January 2012 Sanitary Napkin Production in India Improves Health, Education, and Economic Opportunities for Women
March brought us the fifty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women, and many of the events were held in the same building that houses the FXB office in New York. I was lucky enough to attend an event where the Chicago Council on Global Affairs discussed a report called “Girls Glow: A vital force in rural economies”, which outlined not only the pressures adolescent girls face in under developed nations, but also their remarkable ability to be global agents for social change. It is this ability to make a difference that we cannot ignore.
The FXB-Village model is always changing – to adapt to new challenges and to provide improved support and services to families. One exciting new service being offered in the Protravel-funded FXB-Village in Cyeza is increased care for the youngest children (birth to age eight) in the community. Why focus on young children? Science shows that [...]
As a woman living in the US it is easy to take a lot for granted. We (generally) know that we will be able to attend school if we want to, we know that if our child is sick we can take them to a hospital, we know that if we make money we will [...]