Here’s another opportunity to learn how you can become a more effective advocate in the fight against global poverty. Our friends at ONE are sponsoring an interactive conference next week with Melinda Gates and Melanne Verveer, the first-ever U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. It’s easy to join in. Just RSVP with your telephone number and ONE will call you at 7:30 PM (EST) on Monday, March 29:
On this call, you’ll hear about how smart programs are transforming lives—particularly for women—in the world’s poorest places. Women are the backbone of their communities, growing 80% of the food in Africa, putting children into schools, using microfinance to start small businesses, hanging anti-malarial bed nets, and getting their children vaccinated against deadly diseases. They may be disproportionately impacted by infectious diseases, such as AIDS and malaria, and too often lack important tools and resources, but they have the potential to lead the fight against poverty. It’s already happening every day.
Several staff members from Opportunity International will be on the call, and we hope you will, too.