Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "1000 Shillings"

1000 Shillings is beautiful hand-made jewelry that supports a beautiful cause. The artists that make the jewelry are all impoverished women in Uganda who are working to gain capital to start their own business. (via Adventures with My Boys: 1000 Shillings)

his is a really great way to look at things. There are huge problems in the world – hunger, poverty, sickness and disease, lack of access to things like basic medical care, education, and clean water. Things that we totally take for granted here in the US. But most people feel like these issues are too big, too far away, too vast to do anything about. And it’s true – you can’t solve world hunger, bring about world peace, or cure all of the sick kids across the globe. (via To One Person You Are the World…. #GivingBack)

Empowerment lies not in feeling as if we have achieved control over others, but in understanding that it is our responsibility to help others find opportunities for improvement once we have moved ahead of them in one way or another. 1000 Shillings embodies that philosophy by pairing women in impoverished conditions with a business mentor who can help them change their economic outlook. (via Empowering Impoverished Women 1000 Shillings at a TimeBiz Mommy L.A. | Biz Mommy L.A.)

1000 Shillings works with impoverished woman artists around the world, giving their products an international market for limited edition high quality products. When these women create jewelry, they are sharing their stories and using their artistic skills to bring their families out of poverty. (via Paper-Based Jewelry From 1000 Shillings | Evolving Stacey)

1000 Shillings works with impoverished women artists from around the world. It gives these women an audience to sell their own of a kind creations while at the same time giving them seed money to further their business. Their goal is to set these women up with business mentors to help them learn the ins and outs of having a small business and learning to succeed and get out of poverty. (via Insights by April: Gifts that Give Back- 1000 Shillings)

Could you imagine living on just .40 a day?!? While with coupons and frugal ways I am able to stretch my budget there is no way that I could even fathom living on .40 a day! I am VERY thankful that I am not in that situation and that even though I have had times that have been rough with our family finances I have never had to experience living like that. In Uganda 1000 shillings = .40 USD! (via 1000 Shillings… Empowering Creativity, Women Artisans & Helping those In Need! #GlobalTeamof200)

Take time to read a few stories of HOPE from inspiring women. They run vegetable stands, rent rooms, sell charcoal, dig on farms, clean hospital grounds, and tailor clothing all while being single mothers. Many of these woman have taken in additional children of siblings that could not care for them any longer. They seek to earn through their paper bead work to feed their children and pay school fees. “Life in Namatala is hard.” (via Hope: 1000 Shillings « about proximity)

When is the last time you survived on $0.40 for an entire day? While you might go 24 hours without spending money, the food you eat, the electricity you use, etc., must surely exceed forty cents. The average woman in the Namatala slum, located in Uganda, lives on approximately 1,000 Ugandan Shillings ($.40) per day. Can you imagine?!!??! (via 1000 Shillings: Unique Gifts That Give Back)

A quote from Mahatma Gandhi that is often used (and one that I happen to love and aspire to) is “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But often times I feel overwhelmed when it comes to modeling this wisdom because there is so much poverty, so many people hurting, and so many wrongs that could use “righting.” (via Gifts of Empowerment for Impoverished Women Artisans #GlobalTeamof200)

As I delve into my pocket books to buy gifts for my loved ones this season, I started to think about opportunites to give twice for each gift :) Instead of just buying another gift from a big company, I wanted to think about small businesses, non-profits and groups that give back for every purchase. One organization that fits this bill is 1000 Shillings - their goal is that you get to know the woman you are buying from, and then, through purchasing her products, you help her to become a self-sufficient businesswoman that is able to support her family. (via Crazy Casa K: ‘Tis the Season for Giving: 1000 Shillings)

The name “1000 shillings” is based on how much an average woman in the Ugandan Namatala slum lives on per day. 1000 shillings would be .40 cents. Can you imagine trying to feed your entire family for 40 cents a day? My heart breaks for these people. And in so many ways it’s easy to feel helpless to do anything. That’s where 1000 Shillings comes in. (via Heartfelt Balance | Handmade Life: 1000 Shillings | Helping Ugandan women out of poverty)