In honor of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, you can join CARE and stand in solidarity with poor and marginalized women around the world:
- Read, learn and act! Encourage your friends, family and bookclub to read the new book, “Half the Sky”, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. You will undertake a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of women, including a woman in Burundi who becomes an empowered entrepreneur with the support of a CARE village savings and loan program. After reading the book, gather together at a local coffee house or living room, to discuss the importance of women’s economic empowerment around the world, and take action together (for a discussion guide and other tools visit www.care.org/bookclubs).
- Participate! Attend one of CARE’s special events being held in October in Atlanta, Miami, and other key cities (visit www.care.org/stand for more information).
- Speak out! Tell your member of Congress to support the GROWTH Act (www.care.org/GROWTH). The act promotes microfinance tools like village savings and loan programs, enhanced land and property rights, and business training for women living in poverty around the world.