Background: When I speak with student groups or give public presentations, I often hear individuals remark that they feel overwhelmed by the multiple economic, social, and environmental problems we face in this world. They feel that their contributions would be too small to make a difference. My students prove otherwise. Anyone can do something to make this world more sustainable.
As a result of fund-raising, SGDF has signed an agreement with the non-profit group Esperanza en Acción, (www.esperanzaenaccion.org), a Fair Trade organization based in Nicaragua with which I have worked for several years. SGDF will help Esperanza’s producers by funding microloans at no interest.
My students’ work through SGDF is an example of how small steps and synergies among individuals and groups lead to big results. Please visit the SGDF website at www.spartanglobalfund.org to learn more about these projects and many more being carried out by young people from MSU who care about making a difference in this world. Additionally, the website gives more information about the wonderful groups and individuals who support their work.
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