Happy Women’s Day!
We’re so thankful for the opportunities we have as Business for Orphans to be investing in the lives of women in India!
Nicholas Kristof from the New York Times just tweeted: “On Int’l Women’s Day, remember that 100 million young women can’t read a single sentence, because of lack of education for girls.”
Many women and girls are still incredibly marginalized around the world: Shut off from an education, job opportunities, and left to remain in the cycle of poverty. In this vulnerable place women in poverty are at high risk for being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery.
Through Business for Orphans’ jewelry businesses we employ young women, who grew up in children’s homes, opportunities to learn new skills and prepare for a better future. We also provide work opportunities for survivors of trafficking and destitute women from poor rural villages in India. Small enterprises and economic support are one step towards freedom for these women!
We hope today is only a reminder of the respect and worth and value we should be showing women of every color, nation, and background. Here’s to another year of more opportunity for women!