Do you love the day-after-Thanksgiving rush to the department stores on Black Friday? Or how about surfing the Internet for special deals on Cyber Monday? The retail sector has greatly benefited from these coordinated shopping holidays leading up to Christmas. This holiday season, there is a new chance to do something even greater with your wallet. It is called
Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day to celebrate the great American tradition of generosity. Inspired by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a way for all people to give back to their communities, favorite causes, and the world. The goal is for 2012 to be the biggest giving season yet!
Village Enterprise is proud to be a partner and supporter of this new holiday and we want YOU to get involved.
With $33 you can permanently lift someone out of poverty. By helping Village Enterprise equip the ultra-poor in East Africa with the resources to create sustainable businesses, you transform lives and communities. Our program combines seed capital grants with extensive business training and year-long mentoring. Our program also creates business savings groups, comprised of 30 business owners. Business savings groups enable rural families to save money and have access to loans in order to reinvest and expand their businesses. For the first time, business owners are empowered and can provide for their families.
Think about where you would be without your job, your education, health care, a home to live in, and a healthy diet. Income generated from a Village Enterprise business boosts ALL of these aspects of life for the rural poor. And with as little as $33 you can positively impact someone’s life forever. Now that is a bang for your buck!
For the past two weeks, Village Enterprise has been sharing what we are thankful for as an organization. See for yourself on our Facebook page. Today, and every day, we are very thankful for our amazing donors who have made our successful programs possible. By giving, you have an opportunity to be a part of this influential group of people.
Our business owners are also tremendously thankful for you because each donation directly impacts their lives. Many of them have shared their thanks for you in a video. Please watch below.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to participate in Giving Tuesday and transform the life of someone living in extreme poverty in East Africa.
Village Enterprise is thankful for you this season.
Marketing & Development Intern