Last month, Jolkona held its third annual Give2Girls Campaign, in honor of International Women’s Day, and Women’s History month. We partnered with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), with the goal of empowering, educating, and improving the lives of girls and women all over the world. Throughout March, SIF matched each donation to one of the 30+ projects that impacted women, up to $250 per donation. This was amazingly successful, and the campaign was fully funded, making over $5000 in just around three weeks!
The Give2Girls campaign had a truly global impact, affecting the lives of women all over the world. From $100 in Haiti, to $600 here in the U.S, to over $1600 in Nepal, each dollar helped to improve health and sanitation, and education. Here are some of the impacts that your generosity accomplished:
- 1 emergency blood transfusion provided in Palestine
- 2 technology classes provided in United States
- 9 girls received education support in Nepal
- 4 weeks of food provided in Afghanistan
- 4 women saved from honor killing in Iraq
- 16 months of oral contraceptives provided in Nepal
- 10 health kits provided in Somalia
- 30 books provided in Myanmar
- 40 people sponsored to a workshop in Kenya
- 7 women received education in Afghanistan
- 2 pre-natal examinations provided in Nepal
- 2 hygiene kits provided in Haiti
- 2 life-skill classes sponsored in United States
- 2 “safe birth” kits provided in Palestine
- 2 stoves provided in Costa Rica
- 16 girls received school supplies in Liberia
- 2 weeks of stipend provided in United States
- 12 girls rescued from servitude in Nepal
- 2 jobs created in India
- 2 postpartum classes provided in Japan
- 2 children received dental care in Bolivia
- 2 business literacy classes provided in Ghana
- 6 school girls received uniforms in Liberia
- 100 students received learning materials in Myanmar
- 4 women received bio-intensive farming training in Kenya
- 1 emergency medical kit provided in Palestine
- 2 uniforms provided in Nepal
We also featured interesting projects and organizations that made supporting and empowering women the center of their work.
- We featured MADRE, an organization that addresses the immediate needs of women in crisis. In conjunction with Give2Girls, 2 safe birth kits, and 1 emergency medical kit were provided in Palestine, and 4 women in Iraq were saved from honor killing.
- We also featured the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation’s project of funding higher education for women in Nepal. Last month, 9 Nepali girls received educational support.
- In addition, we talked about iLEAP’s International Fellowship Program, which brings women grassroots leaders to Seattle for leadership training. 2 weeks of stipend were provided through Give2Girls.
Even though March is over, you can still take the opportunity to donate to a project that supports women. Small donations can have a huge impact in the lives of women and on their communities, as they tend to reinvest 90% of the funding they receive. Through Lumana, you can fund a woman entrepreneur in Ghana with working capital, with a donation of $120 , or you can donate $50 dollars to provide a woman in Nicaragua with a bag of seeds, so she can feed her family . It is never too late to empower woman, as many face adversity every day.
The 3rd Annual Give2Girls Campaign was quickly and successfully funded through your support, enthusiasm, and generosity. With your help, Give2Girls 2014 can be just as successful. Thank You!