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Teaching Self-Sufficiency to Women after Layou Disaster

On July 28 2011, the Matthieu Dam or Liracle Lake breached its banks and flooded the community of Layou. Layou, in the Parish of St. Joseph, suffers the highest incidence of poverty in Dominica. At 42.7% of people in this parish living below the poverty line, this is far greater than the national pomore


The agricultural industry in Pomeroon Guyana – from waste to women’s empowerment

The Pomeroon region, in Guyana is characterized by large rivers with an abundance of farms and fruit including and especially, coconuts. The Pomeroon Women’s Agro-Processors Association was launched in 2001 as a community response to the spoilage of fruit which grew in abundance in the Pomeroon areamore

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