La Petite Caravane Helps Educate 3 Girls
I drew these three old-style “cartables” (French school satchels) as a nostalgic nod to my childhood and to celebrate La Petite Caravane’s role in society beyond clothing.
Why celebrate? La Petite Caravane raised enough money to fund one year of education for three girls: One in Vietnam, another in Cambodia and another in Nepal.
Why Room to Read? The founder, John Wood, is a friend who launched an organization based on hard-nosed principles of efficiency and transparency. The results have been remarkable.
Why girls? Another friend, and economist extraordinaire, Esther Duflo, shows in this must watch video how opening opportunities to women helps break inter-generational poverty cycles. An investment in educating a girl is a powerful way to fight poverty.
The Girls’ Education Program at Room to Read targets lower secondary school girls and helps ensure they have the opportunity to complete their studies.
This money was raised from my commitment of 10% of the price from each item sold at the 5 trunk shows launching La Petite Caravane and am now proud to announce the results.
Going forward, I will find a way to adapt the 1% model used by Salesforce:
- 1% product
- 1% time
- 1% equity
Social responsibility is at the core of La Petite Caravane.
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