DoSomething.Org’s 25,000 Women Campaign
How’s this for a shocking fact: 1.29 billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 per day—70% of those individuals are women, and they face the most extreme working conditions on the planet.
DoSomething.org and Kiva.org have teamed up to inspire young people to help 25,000 female entrepreneurs in need through Kiva’s lending program. You can participate in a text message experience that shows the tough working conditions poor women face in one of five countries 1) Kenya 2) Mongolia 3) Philippines 4) El Salvador and 5) Pakistan.
How can you get involved?
- You can sign up at www.dosomething.org/women or text WOMEN to 38383
- You’ll then receive scenarios from one of five countries where women face challenging work conditions (Pakistan, Mongolia, Kenya, Philippines, El Salvador)
- You can text back your choice and are then given subsequent scenarios
- You can share this experience with your friends
- At the end of the experience, you will be able to give a $25 kiva loan to a real female entrepreneur!
Since Malala Yousafzai is pretty much the coolest teenager ever for standing up for girls and women everywhere, we want to activate teenagers across the country to follow her lead and empower women across the globe. We’ll give teens free $25 microloans to fund female entreprenuers in her honor through DoSomething.org and Kiva’s 25,000 Women campaign. The goal is to give out all 25,00 loans before October 9th, the one year anniversary of Malala’s attack, to prove that young people have a voice and can help girls and women succeed.
So help a female entrepreneur out today by signing up to be a part of the 25,000 Women Campaign at www.dosomething.org/women or by texting WOMEN to 38383! It’s totally free, and you’ll be helping to donate a $25 loan to a woman in need.
HollisterSurf212 on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm
It looks like your age also represents your IQ level.
JustANameNotAStatement on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Do something for real. Crush global capitalism.
carlol_901 on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:45 am
(1) Why not just give the $25 loan straight up? Why all the shenanigans just to get to the ‘helping’ stage?
(2) The cost of living in many countries is far lower than in the US, UK, Australia, etc. Sure $1.25 is still likely below their cost of living, but it won’t be as far below the cost of living as it would be in one of the previously mentioned countries.
Sashadabomb on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm
Totally worth the few minutes of my day to give to a mongolian woman’s college fund for her daughter! Invest in the future!
Please just take a few minutes–and it’s totally free