Friday, August 14, 2009
Paying it forward
What a wonderful feeling to help someone.
As I've mentioned previously, I'm a board member for Isis Initiative, a nonprofit that works to help send women to college. Tonight we chose our first candidate, Marethel Guinsayao, who will start school in October.
We had four candidates total, and we struggled to decide who could benefit the most from our financial backing. In a country where a school uniform is $10 and flip flops run you $2, a little currency can go a long way. Yet these women often must decide between caring for their family and furthering their education. Usually it is the former that wins out.
So our humble nonprofit is a dear help to them and an opportunity to gain respect in their community and realize a future that before was a dream.