AJC: Walking locally can help girls globally

AJC: Walking locally can help girls globally

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Posted
9/16/16

Michelle Nunn, CARE’s President and CEO, encourages Atlantans to walk for girls at CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes fundraising event in an opinion piece in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. In the piece, Nunn writes about the barriers girls face and the triumphs they can achieve when given the opportunity through the story of a former child bride she met during a June trip to the West African country of Niger. Forced to marry at 13, Salamatou, later joined a CARE savings group and eventually started a salt business. “I have found a good place now,” she says, having built a thriving business, bought her own home and educated her children. Read the story here

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