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 "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

-Nelson Mandela

 

Education and Entrepreneurship

In less privileged and impoverished parts of our world, girls and women face fierce oppression.  In these cultures negative gender norms result in injustice and systematic poverty. 

Did you know that in the developing world:

  • There are 66 million girls who are not in school
  • 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year (many against their will); 38,000 today; that is 13 girls in the last 30 seconds (UNFPA, 2012).
  • The number one cause of death for girls ages 15-19 is childbirth. (World Health Organization)
  • In a single year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence (UNIFEM). [50% of sexual assaults victimize girls under the age of 15 (UNFPA)]

World Vision's Strong Women, Strong World initiative supports education and sustainable change in some of the most difficult places in the world to be a girl or a woman.

A portion of every JJ Caprices purchase will go to World Vision to sponsor little girls in these developing countries. The contribution is used to provide education, water and health to these girls, their families and communities so that they can sustain a better standard of living and quality of life.

Investing in a girl's education is the highest-return investment you can make in breaking cycles of poverty. Access to quality education changes lives, builds communities and ultimately improves the world.

 

New in 2016 we are proud to announce we will be working with World Vision to give micro loans to women entrepreneurs in developing countries. 

We look forward to helping these women take hold of their own future, build bright tomorrows for their children, and helping to create jobs in their community. Their success in moving from a place of poverty to self-sustainability will not only create a better community but a better world. 

 

Our first micro loan recipient who will follow is Vielca from Bolivia!

 

World Vision Micro Loans

 

VIELCA VANESSA'S STORY

For the last year Vielca Vanessa has operated her small business in the Alfarero region in Bolivia. She sells cosmetics by catalog to customers in her community. She also has 1 employee who helps her run her shop. 

Vielca Vanessa has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy merchandise to sell to support her family.

We will provide updates on Vielca's success as we receive them. 

 

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