- UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton tells story of two women she met in Africa
- Helen was forced to leave her home, child and family to seek work as a migrant worker, says Britton
- Marie Claire, with a small loan from a UNDP program, was able to build a life for her family at home, says Britton
Connie Britton an actress on the TV series "Nashville," starred in the series "Friday Night Lights," and is featured in the new O.J. Simpson crime series "American Crime Story." Britton works as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme and recently traveled to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda on their behalf. She wrote this in honor of International Women's Day celebrated on Tuesday March 8. The opinions expressed here are her own.
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(CNN)A few years ago in Ethiopia, I met a young girl named Helen, who had recently given birth to a daughter.