Contraception: Everybody wants it, but not everyone has it. 214 million women around the world want to determine if and when to have children, but lack access to family planning. Wait, what?! WTFP?!

Meet some of the people who are making a difference.

Joyful and Proud

Zenebech and her husband Haile take great pride in raising their son, Dawit. Despite hardships—their rural Ethiopian village has one small health post, no running water, and unreliable electricity—they are determined to provide Dawit every opportunity, including an education.
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Following Dawit’s birth, Zenebech decided to use a permanent method of contraception. She and her husband agreed that one child was enough—both were previously married and together have 13 children.
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Zenebech is among an increasing number of Amhara women choosing long-acting reversible and permanent methods of family planning. Through its ABRI Project, EngenderHealth supports the Ethiopian government by providing training, technical supervision, and supplies and helps educate women about family planning’s benefits.
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Mimi Amesa has become a trusted health leader in her rural community in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.


Fatema is one of 1,400 women who work at the Versatile Apparel factory in Dhaka.


A family planning champion in Ghana, trained by EngenderHealth.


A nurse in Ghana, trained by EngenderHealth.


A mother in Tanzania, receiving family planning services supported by EngenderHealth.


A mother in Bangladesh, receiving family planning services supported by EngenderHealth.


Sarah uses her role of peer educator to show that if you’re a young parent, it can turn out okay, and you can still get where you want to in life.


Enidyjoy is an EngenderHealth-trained Head Nurse at the Kalinzi Dispensary in Tanzania.


Dr. Claudine Monganza recognized the importance of helping others and was determined to become a physician.

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