why empower women?

  • 99%

    of widowed or abandoned women average 5 children and live on less than $1.25 a day.

  • 71%

    of Ethiopian women (15-49) report physical and/or sexual violence.

  • 60%+

    of Ugandan girls experienced forced sexual acts before the age of 15.

  • 7 out of 10

    women have undergone genital mutilation.


  • 43%

    of the agriculture labor force is made up of women, but they are less likely to own land.

  • 4 in 10

    girls marry before age 18.

  • 99%

    of maternal deaths happen in developing countries.

  • 5 days

    of school or work. That is what girls and women miss on an average each month due to inaccessibility of menstrual hygiene solutions.

IF HARD WORK MADE YOU RICH, WOMEN IN AFRICA WOULD BE MILLIONAIRES

Research has shown that the greatest burden of poverty falls on the shoulders of women who perform more that 60% of the world’s work and produce 50% of the food. It’s these women that earn 10% of the income and own only 1% of the land. Petros Network stands to bridge that gap by empowering women to make a living wage and support their families well.

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