Join My Village raises money to educate girls and women and fight poverty in the African country of Malawi. Launched in 2009, Join My Village is a partnership that includes General Mills, CARE and now Merck & Co., who is announcing their involvement in the initiative at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.
Malawi is one of the poorest nations in Africa where only 50% of women are able to read and write, and 40% of the population lives below the poverty line. Yet, research shows that empowering and educating young women leads to greater success in the fight against global poverty. Join My Village raises money to provide secondary school scholarships and bring female teachers and role models to Malawi so that more girls have an opportunity to learn critical skills, contribute to their family’s income, and escape a life of illiteracy and impoverishment.
By visiting www.joinmyvillage.com, you can release General Mills charitable dollars by simply engaging on the website. This innovative click-to-commit concept does not ask participants to donate directly to the cause, but rather encourages online users to learn more about the issue by watching videos, reading stories and testimonials and by engage with other activists through social media platforms. Now, with Merck’s contribution and when combined with that of General Mills, the total of individually-influenced donations will be upwards of $1 million!
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