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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

April 25, 2007 at 3:15 PM

A great, global Mother’s Day gift

Unitus started a brilliant campaign Monday to raise money for its microfinance program helping impoverished and mostly female entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Redmond non-profit created a special Web site where you can make a $5 donation that will “empower one woman by connecting her to a life-altering microfinance loan.”

Donors can also write a tribute to an empowering woman in their life.

The site already has a collection of poignant essays, like the one from Glenda of Nottingham, England, who donated enough to support 20 women:

“Mummy — you touched & empowered so many people. I miss you more every day but I know your energy is around out there somewhere, empowering us all still.”

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