70% of the world’s poor are women.
70% of the world’s poor are women. That is a worldwide fact according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
But here’s another fact…if a woman earns a dollar, she will spend 80 cents on her family.
And another…if you help a woman out of poverty, she will take 7 people with her.
Supporting women in the developing world is targeting both the most urgent need AND making the most effective contribution in addressing poverty.
It’s for these reasons that Foxglove focuses on women and girl projects (education and vocational training, entrepreneurship and business start ups, Self Help Groups and small business cooperatives, personal development and friendship networks).
When you help a woman out of poverty, she reaches out for the hands of her children, her family and her community.
She holds up half the sky…Back to blog