Mother's Day gifts to help women through microfinance

Every Mother's Day we pay tribute to our own mothers through dinners, gifts, phone calls, cards or fond memories.  

This year, celebrate all mothers everywhere - especially those mothers living in poverty, working hard, but not earning enough money to feed their families or send their children to school -  with Hope Sings and our partners.

Today, why don't you visit HS partner –

Kiva is offering Kiva Cards that help mothers around the world who lack access to basic opportunities in life - like financial services.  "Mothers nurture, love, and support us, and every year we take a day to celebrate this, yet not all mothers around the world have the ability to provide for their children and families as they wish they could.  Kiva works to help give Mothers around the world opportunities to succeed."  

Another thing you can do in honor of Mom's Day? Buy a Hope Sings song.  Profits from our songs go to our partner microfinance organizations to help fund small loans to individuals  -- many of them women -- to start small businesses and begin the journey from poverty to prosperity. Direct donations are great, but songs have the potential to reach thousands of ears and create thousands of new donors – that’s the Music Multiplier Effect!

Video of Hope Sings theme song for UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 

On February 24, UN Women launched in New York City. And Hope Sings was there - we created their theme song! Lyrics by me (Beth Blatt, founder of Hope Sings), music by Graham Lyle ("What's Love Got To Do With It") and Somalian/Brit singersongwrtier Clay.

It was so exciting, rehearsing in the General Assembly Hall (that's real gold leaf on those walls!). And hearing Ban Ki-Moon, Michelle Bachelet, Ted Turner, Geena Davis speak - with Shakira and Nicole Kidman sending video well-wishes - well, when history is being made, how cool is that?

Now, the video is up! See it on the home page at Photos there too, behind-the-scenes videos on youtube