Empowered women become the building blocks for higher standards of living for their families and their communities. Through education programs like Tia’s, investing in women can produce gains in GDP growth. Multiple studies published in just the last year by the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations, Save the Children and the World Health Organization reinforce the cost effectiveness of projects that focus on women partly because they have the broadest reaching results.
Women-led approached to development improve health, economic and quality of life outcomes for everyone, especially children. Though Tia does not influence our villages or impose any gender bias on who to choose as Health Workers, so far, they have all chosen women.
Tia empowers women to become instruments in solving long-term challenges in their villages. By enabling women to be their own instruments of change, they become the mechanisms of poverty eradication through community leadership and development.