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Investing in Women = Community Investment

"Investments should focus on women and girls specifically, because healthy, economically empowered women are some of development’s best allies.


Here’s why. While health is important for everyone, a woman’s health is also inextricably linked to the health of the next generation. And while economic empowerment is important for everyone, the evidence suggests that when a woman has cash in her hand and decision-making power over how to spend it, she spends that money on different things than a man would.


Specifically, she spends more on her children’s health and education."


-Melinda Gates