I came across this web site and video on the Heath brothers, Made to Stick blog. This video is very powerful and made me want to immediately do something to help the girls that are discussed. I am beginning to help by posting the video here and sharing this information with others in my book clubs, my church, and my community.
In times when it seems so overwhelming to find ways to help reverse all the bad things that are going on in other parts of the world, this video on The Girl Effect really struck me. I can do something to help these girls across the world. I am going to see what I can do to donate to Episcopal Relief and Development to provide livestock for a community in the developing world. This site allows you to donate money to donate money to midwest flood victims and mosquito nets to people in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has options to send money for clean water, health, and more.
I am also going to put money up for a business loan for a woman/girl at the Kiva web site. This site matches donors with people in developing countries who need start up money to begin their business. It gives you a description of the business and how much money the request is for and how much others have already donated. This money is returned by the recipient within a year to 18 months usually.
I am going to try to get many women I know to do at least one of these to help increase the good the Girl Effect can do. Please help!