joinFITE To Direct Microloans to Empower Women Entrepreneurs
On July 18, 2012, joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) will join the Mandela Day challenge, in homage to Nelson Mandela and the 67 years he has dedicated to advocating for human rights. The Mandela Day challenge calls on individuals everywhere to take time on July 18 to do their part in creating change for another. joinFITE is asking individuals across the world to give back and be a change-maker by helping to direct 670 microloans.
All you have to do is make a wish for female entrepreneurs in general, SMS your wish to 33496. Founded in 2011, joinFITE has already helped fund more than 14,000 microloans for women in over 60 countries around the world, with the goal of directing more loans on July 18, 2012.
Download PJ Power’s song she wrote for FITE, ‘Half the Sky’, SMS 31755, all proceeds goes to FITE and the song is downloadable on 18 July, 2012.
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“Mandela Day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for changing the world and making it a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr. Mandela has,” said Jane Wurwand, founder of Dermalogica and joinFITE. “Women are powerful agents for change, so as we invest in women this Mandela Day, we also are investing in the futures of families and communities.”
joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship), powered by Kiva.org and championed by Dermalogica, is a microlending platform to help women start or grow their own businesses, thereby helping themselves and their communities to become financially independent. joinFITE is well on its way to accomplishing the goal of empowering 25,000 women in the U.S. and globally to start or grow a business. To view the most current impact on the number of entrepreneurs empowered – please visit www.joinfite.org or www.facebook.com/joinFITE.
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