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Invest in a girl

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



Invest in a girl
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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.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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