Click To Help

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PovertyFighters.com
There’s a new entry in the growing club of click-to-donate
websites: PovertyFighters.com. A project of the
Microcredit Summit Campaign, the site is an online service that
gives poor families in developing countries a chance to work their
way out of poverty through microcredit — small self-employment
loans, often under $100. You can be a poverty fighter with just one
visit to the web site. Simply click on the home page, and sponsors
will donate 25 cents to the next loan. Microcredit, the process by
which poor people are given small infusions of cash to jumpstart
their local businesses, has been shown to work time and again. Just
ask Jennifer Zindoga of Zimbabwe. ‘I started my garment business
out of my bedroom,’ remembers Zindoga. Using her own bed for a work
table, Zindoga worked elbow-to-elbow with two other women making
baby clothes. However, she was frustrated by her inability to buy
yarn wholesale. She simply had no cash. With an initial microloan
of $125, Zindoga was able to buy the yarn, and, soon, she expanded
her business out of her bedroom and hired three extra employees.
She currently sells her products to local department stores and has
paid off nine loans in the last eight years, the last one being
$1250. She is proud that her business supports not only her own
family of three children, but five other families as well. With
PovertyFighters.com, she says, ‘I feel I have a business
partner who cares.’ Click to help!
–Anjula
Razdan
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