“We have a situation on our hands…”
We can change EVERYTHING.
This video, every single time I watch it, makes me cry. These tears are a mix of sadness, disbelief, and hope. I tell you…every time.
Did you know that girls living in poverty are capable of creating a life of their dreams?
Did you know that when a girl is 12 years old she hits a crossroad where she can go one way or the other. The road can be uplifting and joyful. OR devastating. The sad part is that she has little or no control while in poverty. Most of the time it is devastating. Married by the age of 14. Pregnant by 15. At risk for HIV. This is IF she survives childbirth.
I guess this just hits home for me not only as a woman, but also since I’m a mom. Kate is 8 years old. She is very happy, healthy, and has the world at her feet. I often think about how lucky she is to have a safe environment to grow, learn, and flourish as a child.
Kate is learning how to read and write, do math and science (which she LOVES by the way), and dream BIG. She wants to own her own accessories fashion line which will donate proceeds to underprivileged kids so they can go to school, too.
Damn. What a girl. So that makes me think. What can I do to turn things around for girls around the world?
Enter The Girl Effect.
Why should we pay attention to girls?
Watch this video to find out about The Girl Effect.
Little research has been done to understand how investments in girls impacts economic growth and the health and well-being of communities. Girls have been overlooked.
For millions of girls across the developing world, there are no systems to record their birth, citizenship or even their identity. However, the existing research suggests their impact can reach much further than expected.
Find out more: The Girl Effect Fact Sheet
If you want to meet a few beautiful, strong, and inspirational girls, click the vids to cry a little more with me.
Our girls are THE answer. And we can change EVERYTHING by advocating for them.
What can you do right now?
You’ve already learned more by reading this post and watching the videos.
You can donate.
You can spread the word by clicking the FB “like” icon or forwarding this post to a friend.
You can also give thanks and appreciate all you have and know that you can make a difference in a girl’s life.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Donate $10 to The Girl Effect.
2. Leave a comment below and let me know that you made a donation.
3. At the end of the day, I will enter everyone’s name in a drawing to win a private coaching session with me. There will be 3 winners.
You even get bonus points for sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter.:) Can’t wait to read your comment.
I hope you join me in giving a part of your heart to our future. Our girls.
Big love to you.