Thursday, October 01, 2009

Take a Stand Against Global Poverty

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
  • Participate! Attend one of CARE’s special events being held in October in Atlanta, Miami, and other key cities (visit for more information).
  • Speak out! Tell your member of Congress to support the GROWTH Act ( 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.
Together, we have the power to help women around the world build a better future for all.