BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
The Borgen Project is a non-profit that works to make global poverty a forefront issue in U.S. foreign policy. Working with U.S. leaders and politicians, the Project aids in creating and raising awareness of legislation, like the Water for World Act and Electrify Africa Act. Besides operating in the political sphere, the non-profit works to raise awareness of global poverty amongst Americans through an online magazine and blog and fundraising. Consisting of more than 200 volunteers throughout the U.S. - of whom I am an editorial intern for the online magazine and blog - each is expected to raise over $500 for the Project, money which goes towards the political aspect (political meetings, legislation, etc. . .).
I chose to join The Borgen Project because I want to make a difference in an issue that affects everyone around the world, not just the poor in poor countries. When I was in Italy, I experienced global poverty firsthand, staying with Nigerian immigrants who boiled water for hot 'showers' and met others who barely had enough money to survive in a developed country. Experiencing poverty firsthand and seeing the prejudice against those in poverty, inspired me to take action in becoming part of the Project and making a difference. While I admire those in poverty for their strength, we do have the ability and resources to end global poverty. So I am asking you to consider donating to The Borgen Project and contacting your Congressmen so that we can begin to effectively make a difference in the fight against global poverty.
To learn more about The Borgen Project, visit borgenproject.org.