Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Help Young Female Afghan and Rwanda Entrepreneurs: TODAY ONLY!

As a woman, I'm asking you to give another woman a chance.   Just $15 and you need to do it TODAY.

Bpeace's Race to Innovation encourages Rwandan and Afghan entrepreneurs with bold ideas by providing them with business training, coaching and mentoring from Bpeace volunteers like me. We have been raising seed capital on their behalf and TODAY ONLY, Global GIving will match what you give 1:2.  

Two of the compelling women in Bpeace's Race to Innovation are Sora and Sarah. 

Sora’s dream is to manufacture potato chips, serving a demanding population and providing Afghan potato farmers with a new market.  See her video and vote for her at:  (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sora/). 

Sarah’s dream is to build new greenhouses in Rwanda to grow enough pesticide-free tomatoes to meet the growing demand, replacing imports with a local product.  See her video and vote for her at:  (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sarah/). 

Bpeace is helping them because they will create local jobs and MORE JOBS MEAN LESS VIOLENCE.  We are aiming to raise $2,000 for each of them today, and if we can do that by midnight, Global Giving will match with an additional $1,000.  Sora and Sara will receive 100% of the funds raised on their behalf. Additionally, Bpeace will continue providing technical expertise to help them invest the funds in their businesses wisely.

This will take but a few minutes.  Please do this for me today.  THANK YOU.

$15 is a vote for hope.  Please.  www.bpeace.org/vote

In Solidarity,
Jerin Alam
Co-Chair
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force 
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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