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by Stacey Edgar

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I didn't actually expect to enjoy this book very much, as I am not generally a fan of "the world is awful, but I'm a do-gooder" genre (that's a genre, right?). They tend to read like either PR pieces or inspirational fluff, and both approaches turn me off. And, frankly, I was embarrassed about the title, as I'm not really the girl-power/girlfriend type. But Edgar actually wrote a compelling case for her business that focuses less on her and her work and more on the women she intends to help and how, exactly, this for-profit organization can assist communities around the globe. I sense that she made a conscious decision to not focus too much on the truly deplorable conditions she must see. While you definitely understand the desperation some of the world's poorest are facing, there are few gruesome descriptions of poverty. I suspect she eased up on that in order to prevent paralyzing people into inaction. This book is all about action: what needs to be done, what she is doing, what the women are doing, what you can do. I recommend this book and I definitely will be shopping Global Girlfriend, horrible name aside. ( )
  CherieDooryard | Jan 20, 2015 |
Interesting to hear how one woman chose to make a difference with her $2000 tax refund. Very doable. ( )
  Micalhut | Aug 20, 2013 |
Another good cause. Interesting and impressive how the author got involved in helping women around the world and very motivating. Couldn't finish the book, however, as the stories were just too much reading. ( )
  joycegreene | Jul 18, 2011 |
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Start small, dream big, change lives— how one woman harnessed the power of fair trade to help women in poverty help themselves

Seven years ago, Stacey Edgar had a $2,000 tax return and a deep desire to help provide economic security for women in need. She knew that of the 1.3 billion people living on less than $1 per day, seventy percent are women. What she didn’t have was a business plan. Or a passport. But that didn’t stop her from creating a socially conscious business that has helped poor women in five continents feed their families and send their children to school.

Global Girlfriend has since grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise that specializes in handmade, fairly traded, ecoconscious apparel, accessories, and items made by women all over the world. Global Girlfriends is Stacey’s inspiring story of following her convictions, as well as her passionate argument for simple actions we can all take to eliminate extreme poverty. Stacey Edgar refused to be paralyzed by the size of world poverty; she started by taking several small steps, personal responsibility firmly in hand, and never looked back.

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Start small, dream big, change lives, this is the story of how one woman harnessed the power of fair trade to help women in poverty help themselves. Seven years ago, the author had a $2,000 tax return and a deep desire to help provide economic security for women in need. She knew that of the 1.3 billion people living on less than $1 per day, seventy percent are women. What she didn't have was a business plan, or a passport. But that didn't stop her from creating a socially conscious business that has helped poor women in five continents feed their families and send their children to school. The business has grown into a multi million dollar enterprise that specializes in handmade, fairly traded, ecoconscious apparel, accessories, and items made by women all over the world. This is the author's story of following her convictions, as well as her passionate argument for simple actions we can all take to eliminate extreme poverty. She refused to be paralyzed by the size of world poverty; she started by taking several small steps, personal responsibility firmly in hand, and never looked back.… (more)

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