In the poorest communities around the world, women and girls are often the ones tasked to collect water, firewood or other basic necessities of life. They walk on average 6 kilometres a day (approximately 8,000 steps) while carrying the equivalent of a suitcase. This leaves little time to attend school, access health services or earn money to support their families.

Yet CARE knows that when women and girls are empowered to tackle these issues, whole families and communities directly benefit. This is why CARE believes the empowerment of women and girls is instrumental in the fight against poverty.

To help break the cycle of poverty and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2011I’ve decided to join CARE Canada’s Walk in Her Shoes challenge. I will make a difference for women, girls and whole communities living in poverty around the world.

I will be walking 6 kilometres every day from March 2nd, finishing on March 8th (International Women’s Day) to raise funds to help fight global poverty. I need your support to reach my fundraising goal!

Taking part is easy, you can register as an individual or as a team and get your group, school or workplace involved in this national challenge.

To find out more and register today, click on one of these links:
Individuals & Groups           Schools      Corporations
Learn more, get fit and raise funds to help fight global poverty!

Please support my walk in her shoes challenge by making a donation today! 

All donations will go to CARE Canada to empower women, girls and whole communities to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. 

Together we can make a difference!

You will help communities earn a living, access education, health care, clean drinking water and so much more.
She has the power to change her world.
You have the power to help her do it.

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