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So far Ashley Williams has created 11 blog entries.

Sultana Finds Her Voice

Starting married life by moving in with your in-laws may sound like a nightmare to Americans, but this is a fact of life for many brides in Bangladesh. As the newest additions to their families, these women, many of whom are teenagers and young adults, have very little sway in making decisions about their health, [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Empowering Women|

We Invested in Lemmy, She Invested in Her Community

We are constantly amazed by the strong women we meet through our programs. Seeing their resourcefulness and resilience time and time again, we know investing in women is key to solving the world’s big problems. Today we want to take you to Tanzania and introduce you to Lemmy. Lemmy is a 51-year-old mother who you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Empowering Women|

From Pregnant and Abused to a Community Health Advocate

Marce was pregnant and escaping an abusive relationship when she came to live with her siblings in San Diego. She had been abused throughout her pregnancy and courageously decided to leave her husband and start fresh. Marce visited a community clinic for prenatal visits and was referred to our California Border Healthy Start PLUS Program [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Empowering Women|

Building a Brighter Future with Clean Water

It’s easy to go through the day and take clean water for granted. Whether we’re turning on the faucet for a drink, washing our hands, or flushing the toilet, most of us are afforded the luxury of not having to think about the water we use. But, according to the United Nations, “water scarcity affects [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Water Crisis|

Learning on a Full Stomach

Today we celebrate International School Meals day with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). PCI and USDA partner together to provide more than 200,000 school meals every day in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Tanzania – giving children a healthy start to their day and their lives. Now, thanks to additional support from USDA, [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Feed The Children|