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Women reinvest 90% of earnings in family vs. 35% for men

on March 9th, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM

* When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it in their families and community - compared to just 30%-40% for men.
* When a girl in the developing world gets seven or more years of education, she marries 4 years later and has 2.2 fewer children.

Efforts to educate and empower women and girls is gaining momentum. Some of the best information is at Their fact sheet is attached.

Business Week article about this

Another important effort in support of this is Greg Mortenson's CAI organization that builds schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dontate to Partners in Health in Haiti and put your money to work immediately

on January 16th, 2010 at 10:15:49 PM

Partners in Health has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. They urgently need your support to help those affected by the recent earthquake. PIH has been designated by the World Health Organization to serve as the coordinators of the public hospital, Hopital de l' Universite d'Etat d'Haiti (HUEH), where thousands are suffering in need of medicines and surgeries. They're helping to restore services and create a base for emergency triage and surgical teams in Port-au-Prince. PIH has an extremely effective operations - your money will get to people who need it fast.

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