Today is International Women's Day.
Maybe today could be your launching point for making a difference on a local or global level. Be inspired to make a difference in any way you can... expand your awareness by reading Half the Sky or researching issues on the Internet, spread the word, donate, write a letter to your Congressperson, or get involved in any other way that best suits your financial situation, time or interests. What better day than today to start making a difference?!
Here's one way to help on a global level to celebrate this holiday...
Empower people (women!) around the world with a $25 loan through Kiva. My friend Ann told me about this organization. When your loan is repaid, you can take your $25 back or reinvest in another person. Just think, the same $25 can be re-invested over and over and over. One donation and it continues a cycle of helping women and you end up with all these stories of people you've helped. A few clicks on the Internet and a small price to pay to change a life.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.