Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Investing In Women USA Micro-Grant Program

The Micro Grant Program from Investing In Women was started to encourage more women to become financially independent. Why is this important? Studies have shown that empowering women can decrease poverty, increase education and promote equality. All of these create a society of happy healthy people! When women are in control of their finances they make smart decisions and spend more time focusing on family and a healthy lifestyle. Unlike traditional grants, the IIW grant is dependent on donations. The application process is outlined on their website.

It’s easy to empower women, just by talking about it with friends and acquaintances. I am asking you take action by spreading the word. Send an email, Tweet it, share this on your Facebook page, add it to a Linked In discussion or include it in your next blog post. Let people knowYOU feel it is important to support women in business. You can share this message or use your own words. Just make sure you share the website link too!

Want to do more? Each grant is for $500, so they only need 100 people to donate $5 each. That’s the price of one latte at your favorite coffee shop.

Also, check the IIW website for other grants available to women who run their own businesses.
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