“It’s easy to believe that the problems of the world are just too big for one person to really make a difference,” said President Clinton in an email to supporters. "How can one person, or one tree sapling, or one dose of medicine change anything? I’m telling you right now it can – and it has. The work of the Clinton Foundation proves again and again that individual actions can add up to make an enormous difference.
“Each tree sapling placed in the ground is getting us closer to our goal of reforesting a barren Haiti. Each dose of zinc and oral rehydration salts gets us closer to our goal of saving the lives of nearly 170,000 children. And each person who steps forward to support the work of the Clinton Foundation is helping build a movement that touches millions of lives every year.
“In fact, if you’re willing to step forward with a donation today, I will personally match every dollar you give – up to $100,000 – from now until June 27.
“I truly believe that everyone can do something to make a difference in the lives of others; and because we can, we should.
“Just last month, I traveled to Peru and Colombia to see some of the Foundation’s work first-hand and meet with some of the hardworking men and women whose lives have been transformed as a result of our programs. All of them have faced countless obstacles as they tried to build not just a better life for themselves, but also for their children, siblings, and parents.
“Today these same people are successful small business owners, accomplished craftsman, or skilled workers with new expertise in growing industries. Seeing their passion for their work and their pride in being able to provide a stronger future for their families makes me incredibly proud of our progress.
“Of course, there is still more work to be done. In the coming months we will continue to:
• Connect thousands of smallholder farmers in Malawi and Tanzania with better markets for their crops;
• Complete the construction of a soy processing plant and a coffee roasting and packaging plant in Rwanda that will improve the incomes of nearly 50,000 surrounding farmers;
• Deploy up to 9,000 hybrid electric buses across Latin American cities between now and 2018; and
• Provide critical job skills to low-income Colombians in the newly opened Acceso Training Center where more than 20,000 workers will receive job training in the next 10 years; and more.
“If you want to be part of this work – work that’s changing lives and providing real opportunity – there’s one simple thing you can do right now: join us.”
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