Create a ripple effect
Lynn, Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages-USA
Every day at SOS Children’s Villages, I am inspired by countless women who lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of economic hardship. Women who embody a true picture of resilience and #PressForProgress through their everyday ingenuity, compassion, and hard work.
For women in parts of the world where the majority of the population live below the poverty line, the situation is compounded by their lack of educational opportunities and lower level of economic, social and political power. They fight daily to provide for themselves and their families.
Our organization believes that when you empower a woman you create a ripple effect across families and communities. Around the world SOS Children’s Villages provides vocational training and family strengthening programs to equip women with skills and tools they need to secure better economic opportunities, whether it is through better employment prospects or entrepreneurship. Our experience in 135 countries proves that when women work, they invest 90% of their income back into their families, creating transformative change within entire communities.
We must do more and work harder to give women the support they need to not just survive but to thrive. SOS Children’s Villages will continue to #PressforProgress by empowering women with tools and resources they need to provide a brighter future for their children.