Getting access to birth control — or any reproductive healthcare in a country in shambles — is harder than you can imagine. And that is especially true for families that live hand to mouth. But nothing is impossible, especially when there’s good will and a great team. Turimiquire Foundation has been able to help low-income women in northeastern Venezuela get better access to family planning as well as education and sustainable livelihoods. Steven Bloomstein, the co-founder, president, and one of the only men in an organization run by women on the ground, talks about the needs of Venezuelan families and the global fight for women’s empowerment.
Want more Nature Solutionaries? What happens to women in Niger impacts the global fight for women’s rights. That’s why empowering women everywhere is important. Listen to my interview with Sani Ayouba Abdou (Niger) and Lou Compernolle (Belgium) about the fight for girls‘ education and family planning in Niger.