International Women’s Day, March 8, is a big deal in Cameroon. There is a special fabric chosen for the event, which women make dresses out of, and then a huge parade downtown. We had a cake at work, and there was a discussion panel on women’s issues as well (I wasn’t invited). 🙂
We support a child through Food for the Hungry, which in my opinion is a great ministry. They sent out this small brochure which caught my eye, partially because it talks in several places about the importance of literacy and education in combatting poverty, and we are very involved in literacy and education in the minority languages of Cameroon (many of which have never been written before).
Did you know that:
“Children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5…“
If you are interested in reading more, the booklet is here, and the web site for Food for the Hungry is here. Please help us pray for all the women trapped in poverty, and those who are working to improve this all over the world.