the conduits through which
CHANGE is made."
-Christine Grumm, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network
Investing in women is the best way to fight global poverty. Small donations can yield big results. Grassroots organizations in developing nations can provide concrete, simple solutions. At Dining for Women, we make an impact where it will benefit most. Please help us make a difference.
International Giving - in this short video, Marsha answers one of the frequent questions she's often asked: "Why does Dining for Women focus on giving to developing countries?"
Why give to women internationally?
Women bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s poverty. According to some estimates, women represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.
The empowerment of women is smart economics. Studies show that investments in women yield large social and economic returns.
Women are more likely than men to spend their income on healthcare, education, their families and their children--all spending priorities that help alleviate poverty.
Women produce 70-75% of the world’s food crops.
Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women.
Sources: UNIFEM, United Nations Development Fund for Women, World Bank, Matthew Ruben, “The Promise of Microfinance for Poverty Relief in the Developing World." Nicholas Kristof, "The New York Times Magazine."