Maybe you're the alarm-snoozer like me, rushing out of the house in a bland, rumpled ensemble and a bumpy ponytail. Or maybe you've been stuck at home cleaning up after the kids for too many days in a row. Whatever it was, chances are you've felt invisible at least once. And it's no fun.
This year I learned about millions of women in India who are ignored and abused by a culture that denies their worth. I learned about Kajani trying to light herself on fire, Kimaya and the physical abuse she faces for seeking education and sweet Rosmita, a grandmother who's never once felt loved or worth it. A team of dear friends and I started Sister India to lend our voices to rescue them from their abuse through education.
This video paints a picture of her world, with shocking facts I didn’t learn until this year:
This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women's Day. If you're inspired to take action for these women, here are 3 small things that will make a huge difference:
- Share this video to end her silence. Lend your voice and encourage your friends to do the same. Click share on the embedded video post above.
- Give her an education for only $30. At Sister India, we are combating the abuse of women and girls by giving them the gift of education--- a gift withheld from over 300 million Indians, who can't read or write, even their own names. Educating a woman in reading, writing, math, health, business and Bible values only costs $30 because we work with an organization that raises up Indian Christian volunteers. $30 to transform a family for generations! Craziness. Right now all donations are being matched by an investor, so if you give $30, you're giving education to 2 illiterate Indians! Click here.
- Create a Fundraising Page this week to spread awareness and give your friends a chance to help too. Because there's a donation match on right now, just $150 will give education to 10 people! If 10 friends give $15 you will change 10 families, preventing generations of violence! Click here.
Thanks for listening! Because of you, she is one step closer to freedom =)
To learn more about Sister India visit SisterIndia.Org.To connect with others who care, like us: facebook.com/IndiaSisterhood.Want to talk to someone about how this moved you, or want to ask questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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