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Convoy: Women 3/8/17

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Convoy: Women 3/8/17

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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6820664?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:38:58 +0000 Convoy: Women 3/8/17 Convoy: Women 3/8/17 http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6820664?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KOLR [?] >> joy: welcome back. say hello to doree donaldson of convoy of hope convoy women. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. it's great to be here, an honor. >> joy: good to have you here for sure. a lot of our audience, i would imagine, this is a new term, convoy women. you've heard of convoy of hope. tell us about this organization, what is convoy women? >> guest: women who are advocates for our women's empowerment program at convoy. it's a way for women to get involved and come alongside and partner with us. and by doing a lot of different things. anybody can give and advocate on their social media channels. but convoy women are women who like to shop and can come online and shop at our online store and host parties. we call them party to empowers. it gives women tools in their hands to be able to share all about what we're doing to help women around the world and get excited. and come alongside. >> tom: how long has this been happening? is this like brand-new? >> guest: our women's empowerment program started in 2011. we're still growing. but we've seeing incredible fruit. we're excited. every year it keeps growing. >> joy: well, convoy of hope does great work all over the globe. what are some of the issues you've seen regarding women in different parts of the world? we're so sheltered in many ways. we don't have any idea what some of the struggles are. what are some of the things you've seen? >> guest: many times in third world countries there are no safety nets for a woman. if a woman is abandoned by her husband or her husband dies, she's out on her own. she has absolutely no help. unless she has family that have means, many times family members can't care for family members, because they don't have the means either. if we can empower women by helping her start a business, so she can support herself and send her children to food, feed them, her crisis is over. and her life is transformed. >> joy: and everybody is better off because of it. >> tom: is this how convoy of hope dovetails with international women's day then? >> guest: we wanted to spotlight women around the world. and international women's day has many different meanings in different parts of the world. it's highlighted just the general achievements of women economically, socially, politically. and really brought social awareness to the struggles that women face worldwide. this year's theme is "be bold for change". i think that's an awesome theme! >> joy: it is. we're scrolling through your website now. what is the web address? >> guest: well, they can go to the www.convoyofhope.org website or www.convoy.org/women. and you can get straight to our convoy women page and it will give you ways to get involved. >> tom: what are some of the ways? you can never get enough people involved. what are some of the ways you would like for people to consider? >> guest: well, you can join our facebook page and get lots of ideas of ways to be involved. and as i said, you can host a party to empower. >> joy: what do the parties look like? >> guest: it's a party with a purpose, which has become a craze across the nation of let's not do another party you're going to buy stuff you don't need. and you just go because you feel obligated to go to your friend's house to spend money. instead, you're making a difference in the world. the parties can look like anything. they can be done in your home, business, church, restaurant, dorm room. anybody can do them. and so we send you -- you sign up on the website which i just said. and we send you a party box. we give you all the tools you need. great videos, giveaways for your guests, materials that tell about the program. >> joy: so people learn about it, raise awareness. and especially if women do these parties for other women, you can learn the struggles that people go through in other parts of the world. and starting a business, you don't often hear a third world country and a woman starting a business in the same sentence. they do if you're helped and given direction. >> guest: absolutely. it takes very little to get them started. we can put a woman through our program about $1,000, give or take, depending on the country. just that little hand-up gives her the tools she needs not only to relevastart the business. bn the road, if the economy changes, she's been taught business training, so she's got skills that can sustain her




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