The Nyanya Project empowers grandmothers to keep their families together in the face of AIDS devastation. We help African grandmothers form working cooperatives that generate the income necessary to provide healthcare, education and a loving home for their grandchildren. After being trained to care for HIV-infected family members and reinvest income, the grandmothers become role models for other women in their communities. This sustainable model allows the grandmothers to become independent and ensures continued care for their families.
Visit them online at www.nyanyaproject.org and on fan them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nyanya-Project/244424588947268
A dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy during the holidays. She jokingly wrote in an email to her friends that she never imaged her holidays would be swathed in pink. I saw my friend yesterday and she looks great and recovering beautifully. She is one of the lucky ones.
Breast cancer takes the lives of 40,000 women every year. That is why I am so thrilled to announce Mom Bloggers for Social Good’s newest partner: the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. NBCF accomplishes this mission through various initiatives. NBCF programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Be sure to connect with National Breast Cancer Foundation at the following links!
Today we are officially 500 members strong! At a little under two weeks old, that is a lot of mom bloggers spreading the word about the great work our partners do. It is through increased membership that we will be able to best help our partners through blogging, social media and insight trips.
I am thrilled to reach this milestone and can’t wait to reach even greater ones. Thank you for joining us and helping us help others!
If you are a mom blogger please join us! And if you’re already a member please spread the word!
I am excited to announce that Mom Bloggers for Social Good has officially partnered with Malaria No More. Malaria No More is determined to help the world reach the global goal of near zero malaria deaths by 2015. Malaria No More leverages high-impact communications to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress.
For more information, visit www.MalariaNoMore.org, read their Buzzwords blog, “Like” their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.
Members: Next week’s action campaign will be to spread the word about Malaria No More’s recent “Dream Big” campaign with Katharine McPhee.