Women and Girls Making a Difference
Lifeline believes that cultivating the untapped energies of female leaders and micro-entrepreneurs presents the surest
path to sustaining water infrastructure, effectuating positive behavioral change and uplifting rural communities.
Lifeline is easing the burden women face in performing household duties – like cooking and collecting
water and firewood – and educating them on income generating activities so they can maximize the use of the
time they have saved.
Paska Sizzela, Lifeline’s senior sanitation officer, monitoring a community-led hygiene training session
Female students leading a classroom hygiene & sanitation discussion in Apac District, Uganda
3.5 million hours saved annually in performance of household chores
500 income generating opportunities created for female micro-entrepreneurs
50% increase in income for hundreds of rural families