Give The Gift Of Education For International Women’s Day

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars for the freedom and opportunity that I have as a woman, wife and mother here in North America. This is something many of us take for granted and the reality of the fact is many women don’t have the same opportunities due to lack of funding. In lieu of International Women’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to share information on an incredible organization that I was recently introduced to.

Vittana is an incredible non-profit that makes otherwise unattainable loans for higher and vocational education a reality for students in third world countries through a first-of-its-kind online microfinance discipline and global awareness initiative.

With just $25 (99% return in repayment) you can help to give students from third world nations who live beneath the poverty line a higher education, as well as the opportunity to build a brighter future and a better world for us all.

So far, Vittana has raised over 1.5 million in micro-loans for students in over 12 underserved countries including Peru, Jordan, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Mongolia, Bolivia, and Vietnam.

Vittana’s goal for is to reach a milestone of giving 1 million students a higher education by 2015 through its “Tech for the Greater Good” approach. “By inspiring others to invest in students, we will be able to catapult impoverished nations out of co-dependence and into a thriving, interwoven co-existence,” says Vittana founder, Kushal Chakrabarti. “The most effective way to break the poverty cycle is through the empowerment of education. An educated mind can never be taken away.”

I think this is an incredible organization for a cause that will ultimately help our country. For more information please visit Vittana.

Education should be a right, not a privilege.