On May 5, 2014, Dr. Nancy Glass, Associate Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, shared findings from an evaluation of a livestock microfinance program in DRC, including data on reproductive health outcomes. In the context of multiple adversities, women are demonstrating resilience in rebuilding their futures, through participation in microfinance programs. In addition to the economic benefits of microfinance, there is evidence to suggest that it is an effective vehicle for improving health. The study presents findings on livestock/animal assets as a sustainable approach to reduce the health effects associated with exposure to traumatic events in women in post-conflict settings.
- Nancy Glass, “Pigs for Peace: Livestock Microfinance Intervention to Improve Health and Economic Security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)” (PDF: 5508 KB)