The world is a mess. Most of us feel powerless to change it. But we're not powerless, and there are those out there who can show us what to do. You and I can join them, and it's easy to do.
I'm going to be brief, and encourage you to visit The Girl Effect and learn more.
In October, I read Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea. It had a huge impact on me.
I then requested Half the Sky (Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn) as a Christmas gift. It's gripping.
I've also been researching micro-finance, (see Mentors International, Kiva, and MicroPlace. I discovered that the most effective use of micro-loans (in terms of creating positive social impact) and the most reliable way to lend it (in terms of getting prompt repayment) is to lend the money to women.
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Read all the facts. Here's just one: When girls and women earn income, the reinvest 90% of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40% for a man.
Women hold up half the sky. Are we allowing them to?
Are we helping them to?
If not, we cause the sky to sag, indeed to fall.