Volunteering in a variety of non-profit organizations has instilled in me a consciousness towards others and my surroundings. Knowing that there are needs across a variety of sectors including homelessness, human trafficking, healthcare and education in developed countries, how much more could the plight be for poor people in underdeveloped countries?
In order to make a change that not only alleviates poverty but provides people in need with the essential tools to help themselves in a progressive and sustainable manner, I chose to be a part of The Borgen Project.
The Borgen Project is an innovative non-profit organization that campaigns for a reduction in global poverty through advocacy for congressional legislation. We meet with Congress, mobilize people on global poverty issues, educate on how to advocate for legislation and build awareness of global issues and innovations in poverty-reduction.
After 6 years of advocating by volunteers from The Borgen Project, the Water for the World Act was passed and signed into law on December 2014. As a result, 100 million impoverished people will have access to clean water.
As a Regional Director for The Borgen Project, I continue to garner support in advocating for legislation that addresses global poverty issues such as Food for Peace Reform Act, Electrify Africa Act and Global Food Security Act.
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