Winners of “Women, Sowers of Development” prize
The 10 000 euro “Women, Sowers of Development” prize for a Caritas project is awarded to Caritas Nicaragua for empowering rural women to grow more food to eat and to sell. The Caritas programme gives farmers seeds, training, and irrigation systems like motorised pumps and hoses.

Basmeh and Zeitooneh, an association helping refugee women who live in Lebanon, will receive the 10 000 euro prize for a non-Caritas project. Having fled the devastating war in Syria, many refugee women are alone with their children and have no way to earn a living. Basmeh and Zeitooneh runs an embroidery programme and other projects that help refugee women—both Syrian and Palestinian—support their families.
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