Through my own work with Onebarigawoman, I have had the honor of interviewing hundreds of women in urban slums of Nigeria, and without fail, every woman, regardless of geography or circumstance, will answer one question the same way.
When I ask what their dream for their future is, every woman will say: “I want my kids to go to school.”
Universally, family is the top priority—and women are working to ensure their families’ futures.
This intrinsic—and measured—drive to pay it forward is the hidden value of investing in women. It’s why Knowledge Aid Initiative gets so excited about policies and initiatives targeting women. Because we know that when you empower a woman, you empower a family. You unlock a wave of potential that will have a multiplying, generational legacy