A program to reduce children’s health barriers so that they can focus on learning in Harlem, New York, has been a great success. The attendance at the school has reached record numbers, and the initiative can be replicated by other schools.
Women’s income increased by 500% thanks to our program with CARE in Ethiopia. Furthermore, at the end of our program only 3.6% of the target group didn’t have any savings – compared to 70% in the beginning of the project. The program focused women living in the slums of Addis Ababa, and the results after three years show that with the right support, women can significantly improve their lives by becoming entrepreneurs.
H&M Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 covers the work we have done together with our 25 partners within the focus areas Education, Water, Equality and Planet, during 2018, investing USD 18 million on improved living conditions and game changing innovation that can protect our planet.