Friday, May 12, 2006

Benevolent Blogging

Katie at Scentzilla has started a fantastic blog fundraising campaign and I have signed up! I will donate $1 to FINCA International for every comment left on this blog on Sunday, May 14. FINCA International. FINCA provides loans to low-income microentrepreneurs, focusing especially on women. From FINCA's website - " Of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty worldwide, women account for 70 percent. In the developing world, and even in the United States, a woman's chances of receiving credit are markedly lower than a man's, and yet, in an increasing number of families, the woman provides a substantial portion—or all—of the family's income." FINCA operates on a global level, with active programs in Latin America, Eurasia, Central Asia, and Africa. This organization receives CharityNavigator.org's highest rating of four stars, which you can view by clicking here. I've just gotten started here at That Obscure Object of Desire, but I would love to see a surge in comments to support this great cause! The other participating bloggers are listed below. Check them out - they've got great sites!

4 comments:

Chris said...

Fantastic idea. Best of luck to you.

Jennifer said...

Thanks! And thanks to Katie at Scentzilla for coming up with the idea and organizing us ne'er-do-wells! Hope to see you back here Sunday.

LotionBarBunny said...

Jennifer---3 cheers for girls who come together for a cause AND wear Pizzaz! ;) A girl after my own heart!

See you around the blogesphere on Mother's Day! ;)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by, lotionbarbunny! Happy Mother's Day!