Stories tagged “women”
A little factory in a Himalayan village has spread sweetness to two groups in India: jam-loving gourmets and village women. This is the story of Bhuira Jams and its founder, Linnet Mushran.
Nepal is a largely agrarian society, but there aren’t nearly enough veterinarian around to care for villagers’ animals. So the Nepali government and one American charity train laypeople to treat most animal ailments.
The Chhetri sisters teach women the skills they need to work as mountaineering guides for female tourists in Nepal. They’ve also started a skills-building program which they say has a dramatic, transformative effect on many of the hundreds of women who’ve participated.
Many women in rural Mexico don’t get proper care for serious diseases like cervical cancer. A key reason: Jealous husbands don’t want male doctors seeing wives’ bodies. Now, a group of laywomen who aren’t certified as doctors or nurses are coming to their aid.