Prior to her participation, Malak was making around $30 per month selling her pickled goods. When NEF followed up with her a couple of months after she received the training and project grant, she was earning an average of $100 per month. The impact of this increase has made an enormous difference for Malak's family. Not only are they able to better cover their living expenses but it has given Malak a new sense of agency that she has never had before. "I’d like to sell my products in small grocery shops once I have proper labeling and packaging," says Malak.
Homelessness has been associated with other health risks amongchildren and youth. One study reports that homeless children aremore likely to have fair or poor health compared with housedlow-income children, and homeless mothers are more likely to reportthat their children experienced various health problems, such asfevers, ear infection, diarrhea, bronchitis or asthma. Based on a city sample, 40percent of children with homeless experiences had asthma. However, other studies foundno significant difference in health outcomes of homeless and poorlyhoused children.
The Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme - New Zealand
On Oct. 26, the city of Peoria will break ground on a pilot project transforming vacant land on the city’s south side into a “stormwater farm” that will help manage chronic sewer overflows impacting low-income neighborhoods while simultaneously significantly enhancing community health and vibrancy.
The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) - World Bank
Dana and her colleagues continue to make improvements to the center and are determined to show that one person can make a difference in many lives. Enrollment has steadily increased, which will allow Dana to hire on two or three recent education graduates over the next year.