Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide
â€œA heartening storyÂ of big dreams and small stepsâ€ --Pietra Rivoli, author of Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy
â€œAn engaging read, upbeat and inspiring.â€--Kirkus
"A beautiful example of what one woman can do to improve the lives of thousands worldwide simply by following her heart. Stacey Edgarâ€™s story is nothing short of amazing, and it will inspire
The book clearly makes you want to support her efforts, as well as others in the fair trade market. It also made me wonder ...more
Lots of tales of particular women and businesses created and run by women.
None of these books is a romance novel; in fact, one is a memoir with insight into international politics, anot ...more
My in-laws are into fair trade. I never reall ...more
I loved her admiration and passion for women helping women, her belief in sparking a world-wide community of sisterhood (Global Girlfriends) who would value the people behind the products and reach out to take care of each other.
Talking about extreme poverty she said: "...nearly 3 billion people [live] on less than $2 a day, and 26,500-30,000 ...more
I've been waiting to read the b ...more
This book is about a woman who set out to help woman in other countries get out of poverty. She did this in small steps by buying the products these women make and selling them here in the U.S. She would pay them in advance and then when the items came, she would sell them at parties. Then she took the money she made and bought more items from more women. She helped thousands of women. She did this with a ...more
the world would have no more poverty. I have approx. 25 books on my list to read in this genre.
Can't wait----inspires me to try to do as much as ;possible. I highly recommend Yunus----he has written approx. 10 books on global poverty and is pretty much the one who started kiva. I just adore him. I am shocked that some reviewers stated the book was tedious. Absolutely amazed. I was hanging on every w ...more
It was a good book for light reading but it wasn't life-changing. If you're already concerned about living conditions in developing countries, this will reinforce your thoughts but perhaps give hope that we all can do something.
It did get tiresome listening to the same scenario of meeting with new clients over and over.
Could have been edited just as One Cup of Tea could have been made more coherent.