Start small, Dream Big, Change Lives
Nine years ago, Stacey Edgar had a two-thousand-dollar tax return and a deep desire to help provide economic security for women in need. She knew that of the 1.3 billion people living on less than one dollar per day, seventy percent are women. What she didn’t have was a business plan. Or a passport. But that didn’t stop her from creating Global Girlfriend, a multi-million dollar, socially conscious business that has helped women on five continents feed their families and send their children to school.
Global Girlfriends is Stacey’s inspiring story of following her convictions, interwoven with the stories of her colleagues and friends – real women all over the world, from Guatemala to Nepal, from Haiti to Uganda. It is also a passionate argument for simple actions we can all take to eliminate extreme poverty.
Praise for Global Girlfriends:
“From its humble birth in 2003 in Edgar's basement, Global Girlfriend has helped poor women develop and sell fashionable, ecologically sound products, thereby feeding their families, educating their children, and contributing to their communities. Edgar makes clear that her company is a model for-profit social business that grew by making people the bottom line.”
“Not just a story of entrepreneurship … but a story of how women rely on friendships and networks to sustain one another financially, socially, and emotionally.”