October 9th marks the one year anniversary of Malala Yousafzai’s attack. To read more about Malala, her courage and her inspiring work that has followed the brutal attempt on her life, check out Girls’ Globe blogger Emma’s post: Malala Yousafzai: One Child, One Teacher, One Pen and One Book can Change the World. In the last year, Malala has become a representative for women and girls everywhere and a champion for girls’ right to education around the world.
Now it’s your turn to become a champion for girls and women.
The goal is to fund 25,000 women before October 9th, the one year anniversary of Malala’s attack.
DoSomething.org and Kiva have formed a partnership to honor Malala by empowering young people between the ages of 13 and 25 to help give away 25,000 micro loans of $25 to fund female entrepreneurs in Malala’s honor. You must be a new registered user on Kiva.org in order to use a $25 free loan.
The campaign aims to engage youth in the fight to end poverty by inspiring them to act and make a difference through an SMS-based platform that teaches the participants about the real-life challenges women in developing countries face, and allows participants to fund female entrepreneurs through free micro loans. This is your opportunity to be involved.
To give out a free $25 loan and read more about how it works, visit the DoSomething.org campaign!
You can also help and support the campaign by spreading the word!
Post this on Facebook and Twitter:
Stand up for Malala and women’s and girls’ rights all over the world! #HonorMalala! Text WOMEN to 38383 now.