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A win for the Seahawks is also a win for children

Adolescent girls gather in a front yard for health classes facilitated by Kamalapur project of World Vision Bangladesh. Photo: World Vision

Adolescent girls gather in a front yard for health classes facilitated by Kamalapur project of World Vision Bangladesh.
Photo: World Vision

When the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl on Sunday, they did more than win the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy for the first time. They also helped raise money to help women and children in Bolivia and Bangladesh.

The “Super Bowl Challenge” between the WOV Greater Seattle and the WOV Colorado chapters last week was a succesful matching gift strategy. With pledges from both chapters reaching over $1,000, Women of Vision raised $2,565 toward the projects selected by the winning Greater Seattle chapter.

The funds will go to two projects within World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative:
Bolivia: Women’s Entrepreneurial and Gender Equality Project – strengthening women’s entrepreneurial skills and helping them start their own businesses so they can break poverty’s grip while inspiring a culture of respect and value for women in which their contributions are recognized and their rights are honored
Bangladesh: Child Protection Program – reducing the potential that children will be trafficked for sex or labor and improving systems that protect children and restore survivors

The women and children in Bolivia and Bangladesh were the big winners on Sunday!

Want to read more World Vision stories involving the Super Bowl?
“What does the Superbowl have to do with human trafficking?”, World Vision, 1/30/14.
“Broncos may be Super Bowl champs … in Zambia”, Denver Business Journal, 2/3/14.

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