In Ethiopia, women farmers achieve agricultural yields that are up to 35 percent lower than that of their male counterparts. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (FTFE VCA) addresses barriers to success for women farmers through a peer mentorship program. Banyan Global, as a subcontractor to Fintrac, leads the program’s implementation.
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There are many reasons why a young person living in Honduras might feel unprepared to face life’s challenges. Banyan Global leads the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing Futures) project in Honduras, working to create more and better economic opportunities for Honduran youth in their home country while also working to decrease the levels of violence that contribute to instability and lack of access to sustained employment.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project improves health outcomes in Madagascar. Banyan Global leads the access to finance and business strengthening component of the project. The Investing in Excellence program, created by Banyan Global, recognizes the ways in which private health providers like Mr. Patric are leveraging financial support to invest in and improve their health care practices.
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.
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.