Watching The Biggest Loser recently a comment made by one of the trainers, Michelle Bridges, resonated strongly with me … “sometimes all it takes is for one person to believe in you”. Michelle was referring to what it takes to help people to help themselves. I was reminded of this when Nardia, a friend and colleague rang to ask for our support in her efforts to raise $10,000 for The Hunger Project (THP).
Nardia is one of a group of women travelling to Bangladesh with Business Chicks in September this year. In partnership with The Hunger Project Australia, Business Chicks are striving to support woman living in poverty to unlock their creativity, leadership, entrepreneurialism and productivity to enable them to improve their quality of life.
A global, non-religious, not for profit organisation, THP has been working for the last 30 years in partnership with rural people in Africa, India and Bangladesh. Their focus is running programmes aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by supporting women to develop the skills needed to enable them to create a self-sustainable future. The key to this approach is utilising a bottom up model which empowers people, and in particular, women. Critically it’s about rebuilding their spirit from one of hopelessness to one of optimism that is sustained when THP leaves.
In her email to me Nardia wrote “I was so inspired by the vision of THP and their philosophy…. it is really about helping others to help themselves in parts of the world where food on the table, clean drinking water and personal safety are luxuries”.
Nadia’s challenge is to raise $10,000 by September 2012, and 100% of this will be going to fund the work of THP. If you are able to support Nardia and this great cause make a donation using the link below
If you are interested in learning more about this amazing initiative go to the Business Chicks website.