How did peanuts turn into profits for women in Niger?
For women living in Niger, life is difficult. They are confined mostly to home where they work hard caring for children, preparing food for the family and collecting water. Few have learned to read or write. And when it comes to money and household decisions, they lack the power to influence or advocate for their needs. Now, thanks to a program that’s helping rural women work together processing raw peanuts into oils, cakes and peanut butter, they are earning money and status they didn’t have before.
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