Mother’s Day is just around the corner. All of us are usually on the giving and receiving end of flowers, candy, knick-knacks and the like. We get taken out to dinner so we don’t have to cook. I don’t know about you, but our national holidays can leave me feeling exhausted. What if there were a way to make a real difference in someone’s life this mother’s day?
Mentors International is a non profit organization that gives microcredit (a loan usually in the amount of $100 – $150) to a qualifying individual with a business. One of Mentors International’s slogans is A Hand Up – Not A Hand Out. They support self reliance through microcredit and education. The microcredit loans go into their business and then Mentors International helps their clients with a simple business plan and teach them bookkeeping, marketing, pricing and purchasing principles.
We live in a privileged country. There is a saying that when you educate a man, you teach an individual. When you educate a woman you change the world. Women tend to pay it forward to their families and communities. What if this Mother’s Day you take a portion of what you would spend on presents and subsidize a microloan to a mother without the advantages and privilege that come from being within our borders. If 20 of us put in $5 then there is one microloan. I plan on doing a series of blog posts following one microloan. Just wait until you see the difference $100 can make.
Click here to Pay It Forward this Mother’s Day!!!
Read about thse Spotlight Moms – Nenita and Gricelda, both from the Phillipines. Women who have made a difference in the lives of their families and communities with the help of Mentors International.
For more details about this organization check out my blog - Mentors International