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Women Thrive Worldwide



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8 Quetzales (Approximately $1)

Friday, December 11, 2009 12:38 AM

Around the world, one out of every six human beings lives in extreme poverty, struggling to survive on about one dollar a day. The majority of those people are women. What is living on a dollar a day really like? Ritu Sharma, president and cofounder of Women Thrive Worldwide, goes to Guatemala to find out.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:00 AM

Over the past year, global food prices have soared, making even the most basic foods--such as rice and corn--too expensive for the world's poor. The result? Millions of families are enduring extreme hunger or starvation. As is all too often the case in times of crisis, women and children are suffering the most.

Ritu and Betilde Discuss Women's Agriculture

Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:06 AM

Worldwide, over a billion people - 1 out of every 6 human beings —live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1 a day. Giving women economic opportunity can change this.

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Friday, July 11, 2008 4:36 PM

Over the past year global food prices have soared making even the most basic foods - such as rice and corn - too expensive for the world's poor. The result? Millions of families are enduring extreme hunger or starvation. As is all too often the case in times of crisis, women and children are suffering the most.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:00 AM

In May, 2008, a deadly cyclone ravaged Myanmar/Burma, while an earthquake in China killed thousands. Natural disasters devastate entire communities. During and after these disasters, women and children suffer the most.


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