The Issue: Lack of Opportunities for Many Women
According to UN Women, "women are more likely than men to be poor and at risk of hunger because of the systematic discrimination they face in education, health care, employment and control of assets." Providing women with the same academic and practical training as men can improve both their self-sufficiency and the resources and skills they bring to their households.
The Campaign: Teaching Home Repair to Local Women
If this Grassroots campaign raises $350, then Mothers Rebuilding Atlanta can distribute basic home-repair toolkits to seven local mothers who complete home-repair workshops as part of an on-the-job training course. Each additional $50 raised will fund a toolkit for another local woman. With their own tools and the knowledge to use them, women can make necessary improvements to their homes or find stable employment in the construction or maintenance field.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.