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Helping Stop the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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Global Giving connects individuals and and institutions who want to donate directly to social, economic, and environmental projects around the globe. It allows them to connect and communicate directly with project leaders who they wouldn’t be able to do so freely otherwise.

Its mission is to build an effective, open, thriving marketplace to connect people who want to change the world with their ideas and their innovations. It can begin with as little as one individual dedicated to changing his or her own community.

Recently, Global Giving has been a huge advocate for helping to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They have started the Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to help supply medical supplies, protective and preventive treatment, and educational campaigns.

Thus far, the Campaign has raised nearly $51,000 and is continuously increasing. Global Giving holds the belief that organizations that have roots deeply within the locally affected communities possess the best opportunity to be a great source of help.

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We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  

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