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MyFight Summer 2012

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Codie McKellips


Dear Friends:

Did you know that in 2010 there were 295 million hungry people? Recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that it isn’t enough just to feed those who are hungry—we need to address the underlying issue of poverty. The truth is that more than 70% of the world’s population doesn’t make more than $10 a day. That’s hard for many of us to comprehend given that minimum wage in the U.S. is $7.25 an hour.

I’m passionate about this issue, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the non-profit MyFight as they work to end poverty. MyFight uses microloans—primarily given to women to start their own businesses in their communities—to boost the economy and as a result, help to end poverty. The microloans are repaid in a year and—unlike a traditional one-time monetary gift—that dollar can be used over and over again to help other women and families.

Since 1940, over one trillion dollars has been given to Africa as aid, only to be absorbed by the government and higher-end peoples. Since the 70s, microfinance and social business has helped over 100 million families to escape the prison of poverty—that’s a track record of success.

I’m sharing this information with you to ask if you would consider sponsoring me to join the fight against poverty. Whether it’s by prayer or donation—I would appreciate your support and thank you many times over. If you are interested in donating to support my summer internship with MyFight, please know that all donations made to organization are tax-deductible.

(donations can be made online or mailed to the address below)

Thank you!
Codie McKellips
101 Orchard View Dr
Paducah KY

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 ESV)



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