09 Jul

Help Women Pull Their Families Out of Poverty

Hi The McGlynn, 

Despite local Afghani traditions that discourage women from learning a trade, Roqia became a tailor to help support her parents and six younger siblings.
Today — with the help of microfinance loans — Roqia runs her own small sewing business.

Help girls like Roqia break out of poverty. Support access to credit for women »

Women comprise 70 percent of the world’s poor. Giving them the financial tools to raise their incomes can pull entire families out of poverty.

Roqia’s opportunity came three years ago, when she bought her first sewing machine with a microfinance loan — small loans made available to the poor. She now has two machines, a thriving business, a student and has raised the quality of life for her family.

Tell Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to focus U.S. efforts on programs that grant credit to women »

Thanks for taking action!

Emily V.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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