Lauren Bush Lauren's FEED Bags, a Powerful Fashion Trend To Fight World Hunger

Lauren Bush Lauren CEO of FEED Projects and Vicki Escarra CEO of Opportunity.org discuss how a small donation of a dollar can change lives.
7:25 | 05/27/14

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Transcript for Lauren Bush Lauren's FEED Bags, a Powerful Fashion Trend To Fight World Hunger
We want to bring in two extraordinary women were hoping to change that Lauren Bush Lauren. He might know her best as the grand daughter of George H. W. Bush. Or the white radler and son David -- -- but you know her in her own right as well because she's been accomplishing incredible things and we're really glad you're here with us. One multiple humanitarian awards for fighting hunger around the globe she is co-founder. -- projects. And we also welcome Vicky -- -- -- she is Chief Executive Officer of opportunity international which specializes in providing financing to farmers. To help them grow and expand their crops to feed starving community -- And by the way -- and the feed the -- -- is it just dropped under the table but you you're welcome to get -- had been an advocate. -- -- a lot of people also know the aid projects from. This bag which I love them that you orange bottom that you and Regis lines last -- -- that -- on the table -- and you can get it won't get in the way your face the Miami area with Lauren Bush -- -- that you want to see her face to. Yes it basement remodel of. He is -- -- products that help feed the world so essentially allowing -- for consumers to participate in the fight to end hunger which. You know you see -- pictures because I'm stories we just heard and it's extremely overwhelming. And how can -- everyday person and every consumer you know help in this overwhelming fight to end world hunger. And said that you know small -- isolation I thought -- ways to create consumer goods company mainly -- -- And for every -- we make a donation to this fact insult is a hundred school meals and wet excesses and 62 the poorest countries -- on the ground. You -- children's education just you know it isn't -- given. Often children really do -- -- it get this going on as a result in education and hopefully we'll -- -- to break out of the property's equity apartment so. That's it made her and he supports Brian. And that's that's -- about. I think that a lot of people I -- the idea that this is a you said bite sized solution for people who are living here because a lot of people will see these pictures. And they will say wow that's terrible my heart breaks and then they turn and they go to their life and they think it's just today. How would I ever approach something like that it's very interesting opportunity international approach has been very much focused on women. Why isn't expected well because women are disproportionately affected by poverty the statistics are well on some 60%. Those affected around the world -- women -- so opportunity international. This past year actually placed a billion dollars. Of grants across the world to provide jobs primarily to women entrepreneurs. And the reason as you -- -- Rebecca jobs are so important. -- moving people out of poverty and -- feeding and actually providing hope. Two people that are living in poverty. And so we have a -- for ourselves by 20/20 will create twenty million jobs in the developing world when he 1000020 million jobs -- already created twelve. -- -- eight million -- ago but -- in places that Bob was mentioning like they're in the Congo. There in India. There and really difficult places. -- in China there in many parts of Africa. Where you might not think there is hope. But you keep in seeing these women. Who do invest 90% of every dollar they make goes back -- to their families their communities. And their country you know what you went I think this is interest -- when you step toward investment and a lot of people assume this is a charity donation get this is an investment. They do in the some of the number you just said. You know -- hundred meals for -- for a the purchasing of very. You know -- -- -- as people think people think it dollar's gonna -- in the dollar's statement. It's a heck of lot more than that and it and it really expands and multiplies the impact of it once you give them just a little thing. Yes a little kids are is amazing and shocking to me as a student travel. Around the world and the World Food Program and CNET reality firsthand. And shocking on the other any kind of math. Invited Starbucks and thinking this when Starbucks latte couldn't -- in -- -- now it's starting to do that match and that was one of inspirations -- months -- -- to allow. They gave consumers in this very easy way we're -- -- we should feel guilty we want -- you know -- things but why not happen as things get back. In -- tangible meaningful way to really help people. Some people will say. The United States we have our own problems. We have just -- -- -- the Great Recession there are certainly still pockets especially pockets -- this country where times are still a very big struggle and how does the poverty here and here Q. The poverty that you see elsewhere. So. I'm doing work for feeding America which jobs in for six and a half years of poverty. In the United States is certainly real and one of the issues that -- and I were talking about before the show is. And that raising awareness of poverty in the United States is a big issue. It doesn't compare with the really. Severe poverty machines either country. But the reality is something needs to be -- -- can be done in the US and around the world to really solve that issue. Opportunity international is an example. -- 200 a loan to a woman. Can actually help her get a business going. It's to your point Bob it's an investment she has to pay it back. And when she pays it back she gets another line in what we're noticing as we work with impact around. The countries that were serving. Is that. They these women are employing other people their children going to school they're living in better homes that have -- water and better food. So the impact of the -- in the United States and around the world is real and problems. Very small investments for very large returns -- where can people go for more on such sources by feedback -- -- projects dot com. Income fall actually were encouraging her -- community to get together heads for a calling he suffers a grass -- dinners. -- come together to truly -- you know. So it I think it's just import making the goodwill out there people want -- -- -- They're -- by what they just saw us and I would encourage everyone to support great organizations out there. And you know such as feeding America such as what -- -- -- such -- -- international and really get back or -- -- paktia and Vicky -- an opportunity international for people -- percent. Absolutely please visit our website opportunity. International dot org. You can invest as little as 510200. Dollars you can see the direct impact that goes back to. Women children and men around the world. Really important topic Bob thank you for bringing it to -- here actually are -- This Laurie and thank you for doing what you're doing and Vicky thank you as well you really appreciate you being with us today. And thank you for joining us for real as we want to hear from you aren't the wealthy paying enough attention to the world war or can meet -- rich do more. Tweet us at real -- with -- until next time this is Rebecca Jarvis from New York thanks.

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