End Poverty Blog

Loss Drives Latina to Champion Women’s Health

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, we’re featuring Perla Ledesma (above photo, far right)—a program participant turned staff member who is helping create a culture of prevention in her community. When Perla Ledesma lost three generations of women in her family to cancer, she could have dwelled on asking why. Instead, she focused on how to help. [...]

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 | 2017-10-25T14:48:08+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Empowering Women, Hardship, Invest In Women, Tanzania|

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 [...]