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Women Empowering Women with MEDA: Ghana

"It will never work! People are used to getting handouts – if you're not giving out free things, your project will fail."

This is the message that one of MEDA's project managers was met with when MEDA first proposed working with women farmers in Ghana. Five years later, MEDA's GROW (Greater Rural Opportunities for Women) project has reached over 20,000 women who now have nutritious food throughout the year and larger and improved farms. At our third Women Empowering Women meetings in Lancaster and Souderton, PA, we featured the GROW project and had the opportunity to hear from three MEDA supporters who recently returned from a MEDA Field Experience visit to the project. Joan Nathan, Rita Hoover and Lisa Gautsche said the following after seeing the project firsthand:

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Women Empowering Women with MEDA: Ukraine

On September 6 and 8, 2016, our newly-launched women's groups, Women Empowering Women with MEDA, met in Lancaster and Souderton for the second time! Our second meeting featured MEDA's project in Ukraine, where MEDA is working with women farmers to move them from the country's social and economic margins to mainstream markets.

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Women Empowering Women with MEDA: Our First Meeting!

Welcome to Women Empowering Women (WEW) with MEDA, a women’s network for global good! WEW is a grassroots initiative led by women in Lancaster and Souderton and is an exciting opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change in our world. On behalf of MEDA staff and clients in more than 50 countries around the world, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. Thank you for your interest in our network!
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