We have some really great news to share.
Literally…great and inspiring news.
This upcoming week, the New York Times will publish in their Sunday Magazine, an article entitled D.I.Y. Foreign Aid Revolution. The article is written by Nicholas D. Kristof – a two time Pulitzer winning columnist. He and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, are also the authors of a phenomenal book called Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The article includes numerous inspiring stories of every day people seeking to change the world. Amongst those profiled are Eugene and Minhee Cho – the founders of One Day's Wages.
Other inspiring stories include that of Maggie Doyne (pictured above):
Maggie Doyne began her philanthropic work in a remote and war-ravaged area of Nepal as a 19-year-old financed by her baby-sitting savings. Now, at age 23, she’s running an orphanage and a school for 220 students.
Take some time to read the entire article and pass it on to others. Be inspired for hope, beauty, and courage!
One of our core values at ODW is that one doesn't have to a rock star, famous, or a billionaire to make an impact. Generosity is for all of us. We can all make an impact in the fight against extreme poverty.
We hope you'll take a few minutes to consider starting your birthday campaign to benefit an organization of your choosing, start a group campaign for your family, church, or company, or to consider an idea for a cause.
Want some examples:
- Naomi turns 4 years old and started her birthday campaign.
- Esther's idea for a cause is to run her first marathon and she's running to empower some of the women of Congo.
- This church in Minnesota is working together to raise funds for Pakistan.
Thanks for being part of One Day's Wages – a movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme poverty.
photo credits: (top) Alessandra Petlin for the New York Times, (bottom) ODW founders in Guatemala