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VIDEO: Verna Eggleston Explains the Story behind our Women’s Economic Development Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of our work to provide vocational training to women in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them earn income and improve their lives, Bloomberg Philanthropies trains female farmers in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to harvest and export high quality coffee from crop to cup and shows them how to benefit directly from coffee sales.

Bloomberg Philanthropies has been working on women’s economic development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2008 and, to date, more than 100,000 women have been enrolled in Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported training programs. Key program partners include Women for Women, Sustainable Harvest, and the governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In this video, Verna Eggleston of Bloomberg Philanthropies tells the inspiring story of how and why we’re investing in women’s economic development in Africa and partners explain how coffee fits into the picture.