In September, we'll begin celebrating the 5th day of every month as "Fiveday" – and we hope you'll join with us!
The name of our organization is, after all, Five Talents. So, we thought, why not use the 5th day of every month as an opportunity to invite friends – new and old – to donate $5 and spread word about the work of our organization?
Five dollars may not seem like much. After all, it's the cost of a large Frappuccino at Starbucks. It's the cost of a few apps for an iPhone. But for micro-entrepreneurs like Leonie in Burundi, $5 can do much more than provide a caffeine kick or deliver a Doppler radar image into the palm of your hand.
When $5 is given every month for 12 months, a donor can impact the lives of two individuals in a country like Burundi. That $60 will go towards providing loan capital, business skills training and spiritual mentorship for two micro-entrepreneurs.
Alternately, a single gift of $5 can about cover the cost of a small loan, like the $7 loan Leonie used to make a bulk purchase of salt. (Watch our video about Leonie.)
We hope that, beginning in September, you will celebrate Fiveday by donating $5 to Five Talents.
But even if you're running short of cash, you can still make a difference. Here are a few ways, beyond giving, that you can help Five Talents spread the word about our Fiveday campaign:
- Make your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest avatar (profile image) the "Give $5 on the 5th" logo – preferably a couple of days in advance of the 5th (click here to download the image).
- If you're on Twitter, use the hash tag "#TGIFiveday" or "#HappyFiveday" when you tweet about the campaign.