I’m throwing an extra post up today for a good cause. Incentive House is donating $100 a blog post for 10 bloggers to Opportunity Australia to create a tribute to the entrepreneurial poor. Get Out Of Town then chipped in another $300 so here I am!
The funds go into a micro finance project taking place in the Philippines – the money of which setup a trust bank enabling 15-30 women the funds to start businesses of their very own.
Jasmin of A Women’s Investment has been raising funds for quite awhile for this. You can donate more funds through the various ways Jasmin has set up (including greeting cards) here
As for weddings? Well there are a number of ways you can incorporate giving into your wedding day.
Entrepreneurs have a certain spirit- I have been so lucky to meet so many and to be one myself with Polka Dot Bride. There’s a tenacity, a drive, an imagination and a certain sparkle that comes along with it. I love organisations like Kiva (who i have supported for quite awhile) who enable those in poverty stricken countries to live their own dreams.
By writing this post, I’m hoping it can help Jasmin get her project off the ground and that many women will be able to experience the joy of running a business and escape the poverty cycle.