www.gurteen.com

Blog Post

Invest in a girl

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 11 October 2008

 


Title

Invest in a girl
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 100
Posted DateSaturday 11 October 2008 12:47 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://fortifyservices.blogspot.com/2008/09/wow.html ... 
http://www.girleffect.org ... 
http://www.globalgiving.com/girleffect.html ... 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Girl-Effect/14159872375?re ... 
CategoriesSocial Good

Change starts with a girl!
Why Girls?

Because there’s poverty, and war, and hunger, and AIDS, and because when adolescent girls in the developing world have a chance, they can be the most powerful force of change for themselves, their families, communities, countries, and even the planet.

But while those 600 million adolescent girls are the most likely agents of change, they are often invisible to their societies and the world.

So what can you do about that? Help make girls visible. Tell the world that you think the 600 million girls in the developing world deserve better – for themselves, and for the end of poverty.

That’s a start. Ready to learn and do more? Head over to girleffect.org.
This seems to be building on the philosophy of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in lending primarily to women as women are far more likely to spend the money wisely on their family then men ever are.

I love the concept but I need to figure out how best to personally take action though lending some money to Elitza Naidenova to buy a cow a while back was one teeny-weeny contribution.

There is a Facebook group and you can make donations at Global Giving. And see the YouTube girleffect Channel.





The Gurteen Knowledge Search Engine is a customised Google search engine that searches over 800 KM related websites and weblogs.

David Gurteen


Follow me on Twitter


I help people to share their knowledge; to learn from each other; to innovate and to work together effectively to make a difference!

Services I offer
How to contact me

My Blog

Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global learning community of over 21,000 people in 160 countries across the world.

The community is for people who are committed to making a difference: people who wish to share and learn from each other and who strive to see the world differently, think differently and act differently.

Membership of the Gurteen Knowledge Community is free.
Knowledge Community



     

home
back
contact
request help
visitor book
Saturday 25 March 2017
09:37 AM GMT