The badge is also there to share the connection I have with Natalie Portman and Village Banking. I believe as a global citizen:
- It is my duty to help others outside of my own country
- Borders are often a state of mind
- If we empower women, we help the future
- Micro loans are effective
- A rising tide lifts all boats
It is interesting how Gwyneth Paltrow easily gets popular media coverage for her Spanish language skills and her possible move to a home in Spain, while Natalie Portman quietly and without fanfare creates a documentary "FINCA Mexico: Stories of Hope” showing the success of micro credit.
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“FINCA Mexico: Stories of Hope” is a moving new documentary featuring Golden Globe Award winner Natalie Portman—FINCA’s Ambassador of Hope—visiting clients of the FINCA program in Mexico to learn of their struggles, triumphs, and determination to craft a better future for their families. The film was directed by Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary director Juan Carlos Rulfo. Ms. Portman, who also serves as a co-chair of the Village Banking Campaign, created the film to offer FINCA supporters a more in-depth view of a program in action and open a window into the daily lives of FINCA clients.
Watch and learn more about the power of microlending in Mexico. Go to FINCA and see how you can help create a village bank and lift millions out of poverty by 2010. You can make a difference.