BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
Help me raise money for the Borgen Project, an organization aiming to raise awareness of the issues caused by global poverty and advocate for our nation's leaders to better support the world's poor. Last semester while studying abroad, I took a course about human trafficking in a global context, and learned that a root cause of human trafficking is poverty. By expanding access to food, water, sanitation and education, people are less at risk of becoming exploited. I chose to be involved with The Borgen Project because this project not only raises awareness of poverty as a global issue, but also works with our political leaders and fundraises for initiatives related to economic development and bettering the lives of the world’s poor. Global poverty affects every country, region and state. Through advocacy and fundraising we can help better the lives of the world’s poor.