The United Nations has said that educating women is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty around the globe. Having taken that statement to heart, The Girl Power Project — a collaboration between by The Collective Heart and Unstoppable Foundation — is committed to empowering the girls of Uganda and putting a stop to generations of poverty, disease, abuse and illiteracy.
In order to achieve this goal they must spread the word, and photographer Margot Duane believes she can help.
An internationally published portrait and event photographer based out of San Francisco, Duane has photographed cultural icons and humanitarian causes alike. Her work has been featured in TIME, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal and more, and The Girl Power Project wants her help generating awareness for their cause.
But getting her to Uganda requires funds that they just don’t have to spare, and so they’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to help with the transportation, insurance and production costs that the trip will entail. The result of the trip will be a photo book that The Girl Power Project hopes will help to spread the word and ultimately generate more funding.
With 35 days left in the campaign, they’re less than $2,000 short of their $6,500 goal, so it looks like Duane will indeed be making her trip to Uganda. If you would like to help out or learn more, head over to the Indiegogo campaign page and donate anywhere between $25 and $500. In return, you’ll receive perks that range from small signed prints to handmade necklaces from Uganda, to a 60-minute portrait session with Duane herself.
(via Laughing Squid)