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This week, Feed the Future and our partners are celebrating #HerImpact in building a food-secure, nutritious and resilient world.

Women’s economic success has a ripple effect, leading to more inclusive economic growth, better nutrition and health, and stronger resilience and stability. Join Feed the Future in celebrating the women who help entire communities and countries thrive.

Affiong Williams - Founder and CEO of ReelFruit

I am a
leader

Affiong Williams

Founder and CEO of ReelFruit

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Fatuma Namutosi - Founder and Managing Director of Byeffe Foods Company Limited

I am a
groundbreaker

Fatuma Namutosi

Founder and Managing Director of Byeffe Foods Company Limited

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Bimala Chaudhary - Mom and Nutrition Champion in Nepal

I am an
influencer

Bimala Chaudhary

Mom and Nutrition Champion in Nepal

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Rita Dampson - Ghanaian Entrepreneur

I am an
entrepreneur

Rita Dampson

Ghanaian Entrepreneur

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Philomin Juliana - Wheat Scientist

I am an
innovator

Philomin Juliana

Wheat Scientist

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Affiong Williams - Founder and CEO of ReelFruit

I am a leader

Affiong Williams

Founder and CEO of ReelFruit

“It matters that these female employees get the opportunity not just to work but also to lead. There is something about the independence and agency you have when you earn your own income.”

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Fatuma Namutosi - Founder and Managing Director of Byeffe Foods Company Limited

I am a groundbreaker

Fatuma Namutosi

Founder and Managing Director of Byeffe Foods Company Limited

“I want to change the negative attitude towards girls and demonstrate the fact that they are powerful, because I am a living example. Our time is now, and the place to be is in the agriculture sector.”

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Bimala Chaudhary - Mom and Nutrition Champion in Nepal

I am an influencer

Bimala Chaudhary

Mom and Nutrition Champion in Nepal

“Many women do not receive the information they need during pregnancy. I teach those mothers who don’t understand.”

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Rita Dampson - Ghanaian Entrepreneur

I am an entrepreneur

Rita Dampson

Ghanaian Entrepreneur

“I [bring] women together. I give them skills, I empower them so they always earn something. That is my job.”

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Philomin Juliana - Wheat Scientist

I am an innovator

Philomin Juliana

Wheat Scientist

“Growing up in India, I witnessed firsthand how hunger and poverty can devastate communities. I want to be a force for positive change and translate my research skills in wheat breeding into real-world impact to help end hunger."

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Women’s empowerment is on the rise in areas where Feed the Future has targeted investments.

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2.6 million

more women gained access to credit between 2012-2015

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8.2 million

more women are living in households that are not hungry since 2012

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over $630 million

in loans unlocked for women and their businesses since 2011

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3.3 million

more women had reasonable workloads between 2012-2015

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3.7 million

more women had input into farming decisions between 2012-2015

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