How’s your relationship with your mum?
This is a question fraught with danger.
You might have a great relationship with your mum. You might have an okay relationship. You might have a rocky relationship. You might have none.
You might have had a step-mum instead of, or as well as.
Maybe you’ve lost your mum. Maybe you never knew her.
Or, you might be a mum and love it. You might be a mum and like it. You might be a mum and tolerate it. You might be a mum and hate it…some days.
You might be a step-mum and trying to figure this whole thing out.
You might be expecting and about to become a mum.
Maybe you’ve never been able to become a mum.
Maybe you’ve lost a child.
It’s heavy. Mother’s Day, am I right? It’s a challenge to full encapsulate all if this into one day.
This we know for sure; we wouldn’t be here without mothers. Everyone has one. Everyone needs one. They carry such a burden for their children.
Imagine, as a mother, not being able to feed your kids. Not having some shelter for them.
Having to tell them they need to leave school and work because you don’t have enough money to pay for their education.
But then someone gave you a loan. A small one. Just enough to grow a small business, maybe a small vegetable farm or a tailoring business.
The regular income you earn means you can feed your children consistent, nutritious meals, give them a warm bed with a roof over their heads and a proper education.
You even employ other mothers from your community, giving them an income too.
This is more than receiving money from some unknown person so that you can feed your children, which is disempowering.
It is an opportunity that allows you to take care of your own family. One that you can pay back so that someone else can receive the exact same opportunity. That’s empowerment.
An empowered mother takes care of her family. She makes sure that everyone has enough. She raises kids that are educated and have dreams of what they can achieve in their life. She raises kids that love their family, respect their culture, and give back to their community. She raises the next generation of world leaders.
Empowered mothers are our ticket out of this mess. (‘Mess’ being the issue of global poverty, but also pretty much every other issue we have as a world).
And it all starts with a donation.
Just $100 is enough to provide one small loan to a mother in need in Indonesia or India.
Empowered mothers create a better world.