Help Fund Global Women-Owned Businesses


Women have made strides in the business world, but take in these facts:

  • Women do two-thirds of the world's work, but earn only 10 percent of the world's income.  
  • 70% of all those living in extreme poverty are female.
  • Women are often excluded from education and the workplace, from owning property, and from equal participation in politics. 

For the upcoming Mother's Day, Opportunity International is launching a "Banking on
Mothers" campaign to celebrate women-owned businesses in developing countries.

The main product of the campaign is the "Banking on Mothers" gift card (available in increments as low as $10).  All proceeds from the purchase of a card go towards funding microloans to mothers in 20 different countries.

So, to help women-owned businesses thrive: go here, buy a gift card, and fund a loan to a mother profiled on the site whose business they'd like to invest in; the site offers goods from female entrepreneurs around the world. The buyer will get subsequent updates on the business.

Your mother, sister, partner, friend will thank you.

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