Fostering the Health & Wellness of Indigenous Women in East Africa.
What We Do
Alabaster International, in close partnership with local agencies, identifies communities of indigenous women who are isolated and under-resourced. We then collaborate with our local partners to guide us to these communities to partner with women to make long-lasting change together one community at a time.
Our Areas of Focus
Our areas of focus are:
- Preventative Health Services: Vitamin A, de-worming, malnutrition assessment and treatment, immunizations, female hygiene, prenatal, antenatal and post-partum care
- Nutrition and Food Security: Empowering female smallholder farmers, particularly in the cultivation of Enset and other drought-tolerant crops
- Female Entrepreneurship: Supporting women-led businesses and initiatives, fostering economic independence and community-wide prosperity
Why We Are Different
- Agility and Reach: Our ability to access the most remote and indigenous communities sets us apart. We go where others won't or can't, reaching those who are often forgotten.
- Localization: Our approach is to work with local NGOs and communities, allowing their needs and insights to guide our interventions.
- Scalable Impact: Starting with on-the-ground programs, we build solutions that last, from mobile strategies to sustainable infrastructure supporting health and wellness.
- Empowerment over Short-Term Aid: Our approach is to empower, not create dependency, ensuring communities can sustain themselves in the long term.
- Staying Proximate: We choose to be close to the communities, embracing their realities, and learning from their experiences.
- Listening and Learning: We celebrate the strengths of communities and learn from them, mobilizing resources in partnership.
- Partnership and Collaboration: We work closely with local leaders and experts, building trust and understanding in every community we serve.
- Community-Led: We avoid entering a community with a prescribed agenda or intervention, but rather tailor our programming according to community-identified needs while remaining aligned with our mission and vision.
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