Women in the Western world have very different concerns for their children than women in developing countries. For these mothers, meeting basic life needs such as feeding, clothing, and educating their children is a huge concern. This is not to say motherhood in the Western world comes without its concerns. However, there are basic support networks, social programs, and structures in place to support the less fortunate where mothers in the developing world are left to figure it all out on their own. There is one universal truth: mothers everywhere want a better life for their children. Women struggling in the developing world are faced with some very tough decisions. They are often less empowered and have fewer options due to cultural beliefs or lack of social programs for support. When we learned about the issues women and girls face around the world, we felt compelled to be a part of the solution so we founded Buy the Change.
Gender equality must become a lived reality.