One of the first project embarked on by the Yakote Women Farmers Association in 2009 was to provide a subsidy so that women could pay for the government health care card for a year. Approximately 100 women have now received the comparable of $7 USD towards their $10 USD health care card allowing both themselves as well as their more than 300 children to be covered for the next year. More women will be enrolled as the year progresses and they become eligible. The women prioritized this as high since their health was important to the stability of the family and to their ability to produce the additional income that would allow them to pay for their children’s education.

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The Yakote Women Farmers Association is made up of approximately 150 women who live in and near the village of Yakote in the far northeaster
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