Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 12, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

Start small, dream big, change lives— how one woman harnessed the power of fair trade to help women in poverty help themselves

Seven years ago, Stacey Edgar had a $2,000 tax return and a deep desire to help provide economic security for women in need. She knew that of the 1.3 billion people living on less than $1 per day, seventy percent are women. What she didn't have was a business plan. Or a passport. But that didn't stop her from creating a socially conscious business that has helped poor women in five continents feed their families and send their children to school.

Global Girlfriend has since grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise that specializes in handmade, fairly traded, ecoconscious apparel, accessories, and items made by women all over the world. Global Girlfriends is Stacey's inspiring story of following her convictions, as well as her passionate argument for simple actions we can all take to eliminate extreme poverty. Stacey Edgar refused to be paralyzed by the size of world poverty; she started by taking several small steps, personal responsibility firmly in hand, and never looked back.

 

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I didn't actually expect to enjoy this book very much, as I am not generally a fan of "the world is awful, but I'm a do-gooder" genre (that's a genre, right?). They tend to read like either PR pieces ... Read full review

GLOBAL GIRLFRIENDS: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide

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The impressive story of how one socially conscious young American woman is changing the lives of poor women in third-world countries.Edgar, the founder of Global Girlfriend, a company that markets ... Read full review

Contents

No Passport Required
1
The Painted Priest of La Palma
154
Lifes Fabric
170
12
241
Aftershocks
271
And Beyond
278
Acknowledgments
286
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STACEY EDGAR started Global Girlfriend in 2003 as a way to provide economic security for women in need by creating a sustainable market for their products. Stacey has been honored by the Microsoft Corporation as a recipient of the company's "Start Something Amazing" awards, and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of women in the global economy, fair trade, sex trafficking, market and enterprise development, cause marketing, entrepreneurship, and parlaying your passion into your career. She lives in Colorado with her family.

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