Tuesday, November 27, 2012

John's Heading to Africa!

It's been a hectic month for many people, between storms and floods and holidays, etc, and the time has flown. Now, though, it's time for John to fly--back to Africa!

This trip will be shorter than the last one, and will focus largely on the development of Farmers of the Future. Even though FOF has been around for a little while now, the program didn't launch in its entirety until October, and John will be there for the ceremony celebrating the full launch of Farmers of the Future. There may even be some important and exciting guests in attendance, so stay tuned here for more news after the fact! The trip promises to be one of celebrating all that has been accomplished, while also looking forward and figuring out how to further develop Farmers of the Future, and maybe some other projects, too.

At this time of year when so many holidays come about, please remember that we are always ever-so thankful for you and your continued support!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

EPN is Part of the Girl Effect Challenge on GlobalGiving

Eliminate Poverty Now's Pads for Peace project has been selected as part of the Girl Effect Challenge on GlobalGiving.org, which is going on right now, through the end of November. We think it's cool that we're featured, so we wanted to share with you. We feel like winners simply by being selected to be a part of this, since Girl Effect is such a great organization. Read on for more information.

What is the Girl Effect?

The Girl Effect. It's what happens when girls are given an opportunity to participate. It's about the unique and indisputable potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. You see, when you improve a girl's life through education, health and opportunity, these changes have a positive ripple effect. An adolescent girls has the power to stop poverty before it starts, but she needs your help. She needs information, healthcare, and education. She needs laws to change, money in her pocket, and she needs her parents, her government, and the global community to see that she is valuable.
The secret behind the Girl Effect is that it's not one large campaign – it's a movement being led by amazing, ordinary people all over the world. It's about giving you the tools and the network you need to spread the word about what girls can do and, with a little elbow grease, change the world.

What is the Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge?

The 2012 Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge is an opportunity for girl-focused organizations and projects to connect with the Girl Effect movement and compete for an opportunity to win a one-year spot on the Girl Effect fundraising page here on GlobalGiving. Twelve winners will be chosen and we will provide them with increased visibility and financial support to succeed.
Vote with your dollars and donate to the organization(s) that you believe deserve a spot on the page. The six projects with the highest number of unique donors will be selected.
The challenge runs from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012, and at that time the winners will be selected.

To learn more about Girl Effect, we hope you'll enjoy this video as much as we did!