BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
Global food security. Food aid reform. Newborn, child and mother survival. Access to clean water. - All of these issues matter, and you can help solve them.
I feel incredibly lucky not to have to think twice about access to basic necessities, but so many people do. UNICEF reports that 1 billion children are deprived of one or more services essential to survival and development, and WFP says the number of people suffering from hunger is greater than the population of the US, Canada and EU combined. Many of the global causes you may care deeply about are symptoms of a greater problem - global poverty.
As some of you may know, this summer I'm interning with The Borgen Project, a wonderful nonprofit organization. The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. I am so excited to be a part of it because of its unique approach to create sustainable improvements by working with policymakers to ensure the US is being responsible with how they manage (and apply) foreign aid. Listed at the beginning are a few of the organization's main focuses, accomplished through advocacy, education, mobilization, and raising awareness.
I'm determined to raise $600 over the next few weeks, and with your help I know I can do it! Any amount of support is greatly appreciated. Skip the $5 cup of coffee today (I'm looking at us, Starbucks lovers), gather together that loose change rolling around on your car floor, clean out your couches... every little bit counts! You can learn more about all the work The Borgen Project does at http://borgenproject.org/