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.
We very rarely think about how many people in the world are lacking this most basic of resources. According to the WaterAid Website, 783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. That translates to about 11% of the world’s population. Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. (via Heartfelt Balance | Handmade Life: Help Make Water Safe for all of the World’s Children)
There are so many ways that you can give back this holiday season. With Oxfam America, you can give a goat, or a pig, or an entire farmer’s flock. Check out Parks & Recreation’s Aziz Ansari as a goat in this cute video below to learn more about giving gifts that give back for the holidays. (via Heartfelt Balance | Handmade Life: Be a goat with Oxfam America Gifts)
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)