Empowering the rural women of Armenia

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According to the UN, empowering women living in rural areas is essential in the fight against extreme poverty.

Today, meet some of the women that blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson visited with us last winter in remote communities in northern Armenia, and how empowerment is improving the lives of their families.

As a girl growing up in the suburbs, my encounters with rural life took place on my aunt and uncle’s farm in West Virginia. I was struck by the abundance around me. Acre upon acre of land, ringed by tree-covered mountains, rows of corn that seemed to stretch for miles, and a big kitchen table piled high with food and encircled by family.

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