Thursday, August 20, 2009
Save women...Save the world!!
'Saving the World's Women', was the title of last Sunday's NY Times Magazine. I have learned that in terms of alleviating global poverty, if you focus on women you get much more "bang for your buck". Microfinance organizations have long known that women are the safest bet to loan money to...they almost always pay back their loans and the money that they make almost always goes back to their families for food, education, housing, etc. The magazine quotes a Chinese proverb, "Women hold up half the sky"...if women were given the opportunity in every developing nation this would be more than true! Read more inspiring stories here!