"When you start doing this work, you do it with a pure heart, out of compassion."

— Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate

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Since 2006, Global Grassroots has trained hundreds of grassroots change agents committed to social change benefiting marginalized women and girls. Each project has between 10 and 45 team members, and supports countless others within each community.


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A FRIEND INDEED: Combating Violence and Stigma Against Unwed Mothers & Their Children
Initial seed grant: $4073
Team size: 7
Launched: 2013
Social impact: To Be Determined

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ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE: Using Theater and Film to Fight Violence Against Women
Initial seed grant: $3100
Team size: 20 members
Launched: July 2008
Social impact: serving 150 households, reaching 25,000 members of the public

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ASSOCIATION DE LA PROMOTION DE LA FEMME ET L'ENFANT RWANDAIS (APROFER): Fighting Violence Against Women Associated with Property Rights Through Training, Ideas Exchange and Debates
Initial seed grant: $3100
Team Size: 16 members
Launched: June 2010
Social Impact: 500 people

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COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (formerly the Meg Foundation Tailoring School): Teaching Prostitutes, Widows, Orphans and Single Mothers Sewing, Reading & HIV/AIDS Awareness
Initial seed grant: $3200
Team size: 45 men & women
Launched: June 2008
Social impact: 90 women and their families

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CONSTRUCT THE FAMILY: Holding Trainings for Men and Women About Gender Equality and Offering Skills Training to Abused Women
Initial seed grant: $2850
Team size: 25 members
Launched: June 2010
Social Impact: 50 families, 30 domestic workers and 30 survivors of domestic violence

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EDUCATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS: Preventing harassment of and drop-out rates among girls during menstruation by building safe latrines at school
Initial Seed Grant: $5664
Team Size: 35
Launched: January 2012
Social Impact: 2000 students, 1000 parents, 500 community members and youth drop-outs, and 100 sex workers

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HARD WORKER: Providing Clean Water to Fight Sexual Exploitation for Basic Needs
Initial seed grant: $2600
Team size: 19 women
Launched: August 2007
Social impact: 100 households, over 800 people

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HAVE A GOOD LIFE: Providing Access to Clean Water in a Rural Mountainous Community to Fight Violence Against Women
Initial seed grant:$4750
Team size: 20 members
Launched: March 2010
Social impact: 200 families

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HAVE PITY AND COMPASSION: Using Theater and Film to Fight Violence Against Women and Promote Women's Land Rights
Initial seed grant:$2600
Team size: 25 members
Launched: October 2010
Social Impact: 555 people

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INVINCIBLE VISION 20/20: Teaching Women Reading, Writing & Financial Literacy
Initial seed grant: $2800
Team size: 8 men & women
Launched: June 2008
Social impact: 1486 women

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KIND PEOPLE: Providing Training to Promote Legal Marriage and Protect Women's Property Rights
Initial seed grant: $3304
Team size: 15 members
Launched: January 2012
Social impact: 405 people in year 1, targeting a total population of 12,000

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LET US BUILD OURSELVES: Illiteracy Training for Vulnerable Women
Initial seed grant: $2800
Team size: 35 members
Launched: July 2008
Social impact: 50 illiterate women and their families

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LET US BUILD OURSELVES: KANOMBE: Installing a Water Access Point and Offering Trainings to Men and Women About Women's Rights
Initial seed grant: $6050
Team size: 25 members
Launched: October 2010
Social impact: 100 families

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LIGHT IN OUR HOME: Anti-Violence Clubs and Domestic Violence Training
Initial seed grant: $3380
Team size: 9 members
Launched: March 2010
Social impact: 200 community leaders and 1000 community members

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PEOPLE OF LOVE: Providing accessible, clean water to eliminate the abuse of women
Initial seed grant: $5648
Team size: 35 members
Launched: January 2012
Social impact: 200 households, between 1600-2000 people

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PERSEVERANCE: Keeping Girls in School and Reducing Teen Pregnancies Through Reproductive Health Education and Safe Latrines at School
Initial seed grant: $5665
Team size: 16
Launched: 2013
Social impact: 748 female students and teachers, and 70 community members

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RELAX: Using Cell Phone Networks to Protect 815 Women from Domestic Violence
Initial seed grant: $3853
Team size: 10 members
Launched: October 2010
Social Impact: 815 people

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THINK ABOUT THE YOUNG GIRLS: Building Latrines for Girls to Avoid Sexual Assault and Keep Girls in School
Initial seed grant: $3000
Team size: 35 members
Launched: December 2008
Social impact: 635 girls, 650 other community members

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UNITED PEOPLE: Fighting Domestic Violence and Improving Family Planning Through Education of Men and Women
Initial seed grant: $3770
Team size: 7
Launched: 2013
Social impact: 420

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