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Originally posted on Girls' Globe:
A Global Friendship is a not-for-profit that works to improve the standard of living in developing regions through ”tackling gender inequality” and “empowering women around the world who are living under $10 a day”. AGF creates and builds sustainable businesses for artisans by providing business training and market access, and currently works in Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, India and the USA.
I spoke with Jess Bergeron of AGF to learn more about the organization and their current Kickstarter Project, the Sage Braid. Jess has combined her passion to help and background in fashion to work as Development Manager for AGF.
AGF helps women break the cycle of poverty. The AGF model targets women because of the vital role women play in community development. According to my conversation with Jess, “children of an educated mother are fourteen times more likely to get an education themselves, and that, “A woman’s resourcefulness with money has an immeasurable impact on family, community, and future generations.”
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Matthew Ouimet is 2 years old. He has Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1. He just received a liver/kidney transplant and is at UCSF fighting like a little warrior to receive and keep these treasured gifts. Prior to surgery, Matthew’s Mom, Kristi Wisecarver -Ouimet was driving 6 days a week from their home in Antioch, CA to UCSF (University of CA San Fransisco) for dialysis and to prep Matthew in the hopes that he would some day receive these organs. As you can imagine, bills are piling up! The Ouimet family’s other worries should not be financially based.
Matthew Ouimet Raising awareness about Organ Donation!
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