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MEET LISBETH ANKER BERGLIE DIRECTOR


HER MESSAGE?
U - GOT IT - YOU ARE UNIQUE - NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE - YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO RAISE YOUR VOICE


HER PAST: THE SURVIVAL?
Born from a struggling mother, addicted to alcohol, in and out of Foster Homes, Then there was the Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse, And the worst of it all: Lock up by a Pedophile at age 14 to escape him only at the age of 24 years.


Did the struggle stop? NO! A car accident - How to talk and walk again and struck with Whip-Lash.


SHE MADE A CHOICE
To never turn to addiction of any kind but develop her inner strength towards freedom and happiness.


And to live her passion and dreams.


HER PRESENT: THE SACRIFICE?
Leaving her beloved country Denmark, fighting the pain battle of Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Whip-lash. Arriving in a wheel chair but believing in her mission.


WHY? Through her own survival make a difference in Africa and South Africa where women are jobless mothers and girls of 9 years old have babies. Maybe they have no hope for a future of finance freedom or living their passion and dreams.

LISBETH ANKER BERGLIE

A WOMEN WITH A HEART FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

PAYPAL AND CREDIT CARD DONATIONS THANK YOU

LISBETH PERFORMING AT AN ORPHANGE IN GAUTENG

DIRECTORS DESK - INTRODUCING LISBETH ANKER BERGLIE FOR DENMARK'S VISION FOR SA/AFRICA GLOBAL VISION


Desk of Lisbeth Anker - Berglie:
No matter how you measure it, women and girls bear the brunt of poverty. Consider these facts:

  • Seventy percent of people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
  • Women work two-thirds of working hours, but earn only 10 percent of the world's income.
  • One woman dies every minute of every day during pregnancy or in childbirth.
  • Nearly two-thirds of children out of school are girls.


If you believe that the measure of any society is how it treats its most vulnerable, these are not only sobering and daunting statistics, they also present a compelling argument for why improving the lives of women and girls is core to our mission to end extreme poverty.


When we improve the lives of those who are most marginalized and most excluded from opportunities in a society, ultimately everyone benefits.

  • In fact, women are our world's greatest hope for ending poverty. Here are some reasons why:
  • Each extra year of primary education that a girl receives boosts her wages later in life by 10 to 20 percent.
  • Children of mothers who attended at least five years of school are 40 percent more likely to survive past their fifth birthday.
  • It has been estimated in a recent study that crop yields in Kenya could raise by more than 20 percent if female farmers had the same education and decision-making authority as men.
  • And we have data from around the world about the incredible repayment rates in our women's savings and loan programs of nearly 100 percent. But as important is the fact that women use their financial resources to improve the lives of their families in long-lasting ways.
  • When you give a woman the chance to start a business, or learn how to read, or participate in politics - that one act creates ripples of change. It can lift entire families and communities - and, I believe, nations - out of poverty.


Our commitment to communities will focus on three of the most pivotal periods in the life cycle: birth, childhood, and, adulthood.
TARGET 22016 We are going to:

  • Make motherhood and being a newborn safe by reaching 5000 women and their infants with health services in order to reduce rates of maternal mortality and child malnutrition in 10 countries.
  • Help girls learn to become leaders by ensuring that 5000 girls receive a quality primary-school education and develop their skills and capacity to be leaders in their communities.
  • Launch a campaign for universal access to financial services for women and their families, reaching 1 million people in South Africa and Africa, 70 percent of them women.


These initiatives will be grounded in our 36-plus years' of experience and integrated with our core programs working with communities in health and nutrition, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and natural resources, and emergency relief. And our approach continues to support work on both the underlying causes as well as the consequences of poverty and we do this through a lens of social justice and equity.


Now, the three goals I mentioned are big goals but working in partnership we think we can achieve them. So let me take a minute to tell you why we think we can.


The death of a woman in childbirth is one of the most inexcusable deaths on the face of the earth.


In countries like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, and some poor Africa countries, a woman has a one-in-six chance of dying from pregnancy-related causes, mainly bleeding to death. Compare that with the risk of a western woman, who has a 1 in 30,000 chance of dying due to pregnancy. So that means the world is willing to literally let women bleed to death when we know there are solutions.


We can do so much better than that. To make life better for more than at least 3 million women and their families we'll build on our experience of maternal and child health programs in South Africa and our IAW and ILO partners in more than 25 countries.


In the Ayacucho region of Peru, for example, the maternal mortality rate was cut in half in less than four years by improving emergency obstetric care.


We worked with health care providers to train staff in rural areas and ensure that women had access to caregivers who spoke their local language. The Peruvian government then adopted the guidelines as national policy.


Our second goal is ensuring that at least 1 million girls gain an education and opportunities for leadership.


The issue here isn't only limited resources. Yes, poor families do struggle to pay for school fees, supplies and uniforms. But there are other reasons girls are denied an education.


Families often rely on them to be caregivers, homemakers and laborers. When schools are too far away, or inadequate, parents have little incentive to send their children, and they may worry about their daughter's safety. Then there are barriers as basic as schools lacking toilets, so that girls have private places to take care of basic hygiene.


Service Program continues to help women in developing countries improve their legal, political, economic, and educational and health status.


Through funding DONORS, the Program has provided training, education, and health, and sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women.

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