Charity

Thanks for be a part of this movement of Empowering Women!

A few years back I began a journey to learn how I could contribute to the world. I was drawn to the issue of women’s empowerment in the developing world because as a woman, I felt the need to support; women and animals because they are the most vulnerable, and two organizations that inspired me, to make a difference!

Gabriela Moreno Pro Design is a proudly women’s Canadian company from the creation, design and manufacture boosting are local economy and creating new jobs. For every swimsuit sold Gabriela Moreno Pro Designs donates a percentage of its sales to Compassionate Animal Adoption, HSI  and FINCA; microfinance women organization that provides small loans to theworld’s lowest-income entrepreneurs.

HUMAN SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

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Human Society International as a proud  Volunteer this organizations  leading force for animal protection,  in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare.

 Compassionate Animal Adoption help the homeless, the lost and the forgotten dogs and cats regardless of age, sex, breed or size from kill pounds and families that can no longer care for their loved ones.

 We are an effective voice for animals

FINCA

EMPOWERING WOMEN

For every bathing suit sold will be given a percentage to lend a hand to the Village Banks.

Finca is a leading national micro-finance organization that provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs, helping them to create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.

For more than a quarter century, FINCA has been committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing community-based credit and savings opportunities. Currently, FINCA operates with a distinctive, integrated business model that accepts donations and investment dollars, an approach that leverages available capital and promotes greater transparency, sustainability and higher standards of business practices. This has allowed FINCA to achieve balanced financial and social performance unmatched in its industry while opening the path to socio-economic development for the lowest-income citizens of the world.

Since the poor have no collateral, they cannot qualify for traditional bank loans. FINCA provides these individuals with access to loans and other financial services through Village Bank groups: collectively-run credit and savings groups of 10 to 15 women. The typical member is a mother of four, who is trying to support herself and her children on a income of just a few dollars a day. Upon joining a Village Bank group, she is eligible to receive a loan of as little of $50.

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WHAT IS MICROFINANCE ?

In the most fundamental terms, microfinance is the brilliantly simple idea that small loans and other financial services, made available to individuals at the local level, can add up to big changes, globally, for billions of people.

For most poor people in the developing world, access to traditional financial services is simply not an option. Microfinance organizations, like FINCA, make small loans available to these hardworking individuals so the can begin, or expand, small businesses, and seek to improve their families’ quality of life. A steady income can allow a family to eat more often and add more nutritious foods to their diet; make improvements to their home; access healthcare services when needed; and, most important, keep children in school, an almost certain guarantee of a future lived outside of extreme poverty.

In addition, as these small businesses grow, they often create jobs for other family members and neighbours, fostering community-wide economic vitality, and helping boost developing economies worldwide.

More than one billion people struggle to survive on less than one dollar a day. Another 2.7 billion live on less than two dollars a day.

In 2000, 147 nations agreed that, together, the citizens of the world must work to put an end to severe poverty by 2015. They drafted eight important goals which, when achieved, will improve the lives of the three billion people living in dire poverty. Through the Village Banking Campaign, FINCA intends to use the power of microfinance be a key player in the global movement to end poverty.

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Here’s how Village Banking can contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Internationally, the resolve and tools to end human suffering from poverty and hunger were being mobilized, and FINCA was perfectly positioned to expand the anti-poverty strategy we’d been perfecting for two decades.

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