Ways to Empower Women this Global Giving Day3 min read
There are still so many women across the globe who are helpless, mistreated and even oppressed.
Various organizations are working day in and day out to help and empower such women.
Some of these amazing organizations include Mercy House which works to rescue impoverished as well as pregnant girls in Kenya.
Rahab’s Rope rescues women from the sex trafficking industry in India.
Beauty for Ashes Uganda works to empower widows and single mothers in Uganda.
Caring for Korah is a ministry that serves the poor in Ethiopia.
Here are a few ways that you can partner with organizations like Mercy House and help to empower women this Global Giving Day
1. Shop fair trade through Mercy House
Mercy House has an online store where you can purchase fair trade products made by the Mercy House partnership organizations. So, when shopping for holidays, birthdays and other occasions, do keep Mercy House in mind!
2. Visit She is Priceless
Visit She is Priceless in order to learn more about different organizations to which you can donate. You can also learn about how to spread awareness through social media.
3. Financially support Mercy House
You could donate to Mercy House. You will have an option to either make a one-time donation or to make a regular monthly donation to Mercy House. Additionally, you could also sponsor a Mercy House graduate. When shopping through Amazon Smile, remember to choose Mercy House as your charitable organization.
4. Organize a fundraiser
You can always organize a fundraiser for whatever organization you’re passionate about. Have a bake sale, a yard sale or even a flash sale if you are a blogger, and donate your proceeds to the respective organization.
5. Put on some pearls
Put on some pearls, take a ‘selfless selfie’ and share it on social media with the hashtag #putonyourpearls to raise awareness and empower women who are oppressed.
6. Purchase items from the Mercy House Wish List
You can buy some items from the Mercy House Wish List. Some of their items are major purchases so if you are part of a group that is interested, you could pool in your funds and purchase one of these items.
Yes, prayer is one of the most important weapons we have. Pray for the whole team of organizations like Mercy House – the staff in the US as well as in Kenya, the residents, the graduates, and the volunteers. Also, pray for the fair trade partners and their families. Pray for helpless and oppressed women across the world who haven’t yet found organizations that can help them. Ask God for guidance about how you can do your part and help.
8. Host a Mercy House Party
Why not? You can host a Mercy House Party at home where friends, family and neighbors can shop from a selection of fair trade products.
9. Shop fair trade directly through an organization
You can always shop directly through your favorite organization.
10. Join Fair Trade Friday
Fair Trade Friday is a monthly subscription service that features handmade items from artisans in around 27 different countries around the globe! These artisans are paid a fair wage for their work and this helps them to support themselves as well as their families with dignity.