I’m fairly certain that you would agree with me, there are simply days when life seems pretty darn tough! Maybe the bills are mounting, maybe a fierce deadline is looming, maybe you are dealing with an illness or personal difficulty, or maybe you’ve just earned the last gray hair you can handle from raising kids. Whatever the challenge, any situation is made better when you have the support you need and the tools to empower you to find real solutions to your day-to-day trials.
Now what if you were dealing with all of the same problems you have today, but you were struggling with them in an impoverished area with no resources to turn to, no idea where your next meal will come from, no clean water to drink and no means to obtain the tools that could improve your quality of life. Over 1 billion people world-wide live in extreme poverty. More than 750 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. 80 percent of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day.*
The statistics are staggering. Mind-boggling, even. It’s simply hard to wrap your head around what extreme poverty is when you are sitting the comfort of a cozy farm house with food in the refrigerator, clothing churning in the washer and “Once Upon a Time” is playing on tv.
What can you do? One of the first and most empowering steps is to get up-to-speed on the issues and find the resources dedicated to alleviating poverty and eco-challenges throughout the world. As a member of the Social Good Moms Global Team of 200, I had the honor of being introduced to one of the most comprehensive books on the subject, 100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women. I received a complimentary book direct from the publisher to review and let me tell you, this book is a virtual bundle of crazy-good information and inspiration!
100 Under $100 outlines over 100 initiatives that empower women all over the globe along with things you can do right now to get involved, support, volunteer, or become educated on deeper issues. The book asks us to engage in repairing the world by expanding the flow of justice, fueling compassion, generating love, and building peace. Appropriately just in time for International Women’s Day and Earth Day, it is the perfect way to remind us that one person really can make a difference!
100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women is a comprehensive look at effective, low-cost solutions for helping women in the Global South out of poverty. Most books on this subject focus on one problem and one solution; author Betsy Teutsch instead spreads her net wide, sharing one hundred successful, proven paths out of poverty in eleven different sectors—including tech, public health, law, finance, and more—in a visually striking book full of images of vibrant, strong women farmers, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, and humanitarian tech stars doing exciting, cutting-edge work. Eye-opening and compelling, 100 Under $100 is an accessible entry point for globally-attuned readers excited about using a broad range of tools to empower women and help alleviate poverty in the developing world.
This book is an excellent resource for any who many not know where to start to help make a difference and for those who may already be actively involved. When you pick up this guide, you WILL find all the information and inspiration you need to empower yourself to help bring about positive global change for impoverished women.
Get started on the path toward empowering social change right away and pick up your copy of 100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women available on Amazon and available wherever books are sold. In fact, your impact will be immediate, as the author, Betsy Teutsch will also be donating a life-saving dose of Misoprostol (to Life For African Mothers) for each book sold!