Saint Lucian Keithlin Caroo Is Combining Agriculture, Technology and Gender Equality
(Forbes) As part of the Island Innovation series, today I interview Keithlin Caroo, the founder of Saint Lucian non-profit Helen’s Daughters. This NGO has a special focus on rural women’s economic development through improved market access, adaptive agricultural techniques, and capacity-building. Helen’s Daughters was formed in 2016 in a winning proposal for UN Women’s Empower Women Champions for Change Program.
The non-profit has focused on capacity-development in the form of skills and business development workshops for rural women as well as partnering with a team of Engineering students from the University of British Columbia to Saint Lucian women farmers in an innovative project on Humanitarian Engineering that matches technical expertise with on-the-ground agricultural issues.
Now, Keithlin and her team are establishing a social enterprise solution to leverage technology and fill gaps in the agricultural-food-tourism system – led by rural women.
Read more at: Forbes