In the next decade, nearly 1 billion women like Madame Dieng, the owner of Al Noor Clinic in Petit Mbao, Senegal, will enter the global economy. Banyan Global, working under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Project Plus (SHOPS Plus), built the capacity of local business-development service providers in Senegal to provide business and financial-management training and one-on-one coaching to Madame Dieng and private health providers like her.
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The West African nation of Mali is taking strides to increase the number of women in public office. Despite this progress, meaningful representation of women remains uneven. Banyan Global is supporting the government of Mali’s efforts to increase the number of women in office as a subcontractor on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mali Sub-National Governance Project (SNGP) by strengthening the leadership skills of women candidates to run for office as well as building the capacity of female and male elected officials to govern in a gender-responsive manner.
In Ghana, the number of private maternity homes (PMHs) - an important provider of maternal and child health care in rural areas - has steadily declined over the past decade. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Saving Maternity Homes in Ghana, Innovate for Health project focused on revitalizing PMHs to expand access to quality maternal and child health services.
In Honduras, young people sometimes find it is difficult to be hired, as employers discriminate against former gang members, citizens with ties to gangs, and even people living in communities with known gang activity. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros project is working with the private sector in Honduras to break these stereotypes and ensure that the project equips young people with the skills that the labor market needs.
In Ghana, private maternity homes have been an important provider of maternal and child health care, especially in rural areas, but the sector has been in steady decline over the past decade. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Saving Maternity Homes in Ghana (SMH) project implemented by Banyan Global, in partnership with the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), is piloting an innovative approach to revitalize the private maternity sector in underserved areas, by catalyzing business transformations.
Employment opportunities for youth in Honduras are few and far between, especially in the country’s high crime “hot spots.” Banyan Global is implementing the five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing the Future) project that targets at-risk youth in the country, providing job training and placement through a comprehensive and inclusive multi-pronged approach.