Tell WEF to eradicate poverty through Microfinance

Posted: January 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Petitions | No Comments »

Ask the World’s Economic Leaders to Make Microfinance a Focus

In January, the world’s economic leaders will gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2009 to discuss the current financial crisis. This meeting is a powerful opportunity to advocate for those hardest hit by the crisis — the 3+ billion people around the world currently living on less than $2 a day.

Microfinance provides the world’s poor with the tools and resources they need to permanently lift themselves and their families out of poverty. But there is an urgent need to expand these services as microfinance is currently reaching only 10-20% of the estimated 500 million poor entrepreneurs who would benefit from it.

Please join us in contacting the Forum’s Co-Chairs by January 21st, to urge them to promote and prioritize microfinance at the upcoming conference and help eradicate poverty.

Please fill out the fields below to sign the petition to the WEF Co-Chairs today.

http://www.lendtoendpoverty.org/

There are a lot of really cool programs where you can lend $25 to someone who is attempting to set up their own business and then they pay you back within a few years! Helping and making a little money too! Google Microfinance. It’s especially great for women.



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