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5,000-member Federation of Elected Women Leaders Launched


In late May, THP-India officially launched SUGRAMA, a federation of 5,000 elected women representatives in Karnataka. These women leaders will now have a unified platform from which to speak, and the strength and support that comes from that solidarity.

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Leadership and New Beginnings in Malawi's HIV+ Community


Meet Elizabeth Kalimbuka, one of THP's specialized HIV/AIDS animators who has built up a bustling business. Elizabeth is a shining star in her community and a great example of the importance of supporting HIV-positive community members.

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Leader in Ghana Increases Her Income by 600%

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Comfort Kissiwaa has been actively involved in helping to shape life in her community. She says her association with THP has helped to change her from a timid and shy person to an outspoken person, full of confidence and drive.

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Trained Elected Woman Representative Emphasizes Importance of Educating Girls


An example of the benefits education and a giving spirit, Dalimba Majhi has succesfully run in local elections. She is now a widely respected as a community health activist and a strong proponent of girls' education.

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Ta' Kun Kun: Indigenous Woman Finds Self-empowerment, One Step at a Time


A young Tzotzil woman used to wonder why it was that men in her community thought that they were right, and women always wrong. As she grew up and joined THP workshops for women, she learned that anything is possible and has surrounded herself with people who respect women's abilities and ambitions.

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A Young Woman Learns the Power of Community Building


Evelin Acuna is an indigenous leader that believes that training, education and information about indigenous rights strengthens her community and enhances self-esteem.

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A Mexican Woman Finds the Power to Make Changes in Her Community


Raquel Hernández has learned that leadership begins by liberating oneself. She is now mobilizing her community to earn income for a community savings fund to improve their health clinic.

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A Quechua Woman Leading by Inspiration and Clear Vision


Lola Bellido's rise as a community leader began with developing her own core self-esteem. Now, she helps other women cultivate their own leadership.

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Ugandan Woman Food Farmer Chairs Women's Group and Village Loan Committee


Mukama Hajira has seen her enterprising efforts grow since joining THP in 2003, and she is now putting her children through school, diversifying her income and chairing the Village Loan Committee.

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Leading to Greater Health Access in Senegal


A natural leader, Pene Diarra has been critical to improving access to medical services at Dahra Epicenter. She leads a large women's organization and set up a health mutual in her community.

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