Teach A Woman To Fish
Overcoming Poverty Worldwide
Ritu Sharma, Annapolis MD, Women Thrive Worldwide (WT), DC Nonprofit
Palgrave McMillan, Multco 305.409 S5315t 2014
- pg xv: "women in developed countries ... can push our governments to act better ... shop differently to reward companies doing good"
- pg004: Sri Lanka tsunami Dec 2004 pg 7: 35K dead, 823K homeless, 80% were women and girls
- pg008: National Women's Collective of Sri Lanka (NWCSL), association of hundreds of local women's organizations
- pg011: IDP, Internally Displaced Persons, camps controlled by males, women preyed upon
- pg014: GW Bush promises $950M for tsunami relief, WT tried for $10M for local women's groups ... failed
- pg021: Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) "facilitators"
- pg029: Home based work 25 to 60 percent of garment and textile workforce "because we can stay at home"
- ? will their educated daughters want the same?
- pg029: 60 to 90% of working women in this "invisible" economy
- pg030: "last hired, first fired," as demand changes
- pg030: low demand, price competition drives down pay, example $6 to $1.70
pg030: graph: tax revenues; US 2% products and services 55% income and investment gains, Sri Lanka 42% P&S, 18% IIG
- this graph doesn't consider how the two economies are structured, few US people make and sell stuff, most work for wages