The Oxfam America Collegiate Click Drive is an online competition between students and alumni across the country to generate free donations to support micro credit programs worldwide on behalf of their school. By the end of last year’s competition, a national network of over 250 participating schools in 43 states and Washington DC. Approximately 112,000 donations generated $28,000 in support of micro credit programs across the globe. The winning school, Birmingham-Southern College, raised $3,410.25.
Each click on www.PovertyFighters.com generates a 25¢ donation, paid for by the site’s sponsors. The current financial sponsors are Calvert Funds, Novica, and the Greenstar Foundation. The money raised is distributed through the Calvert Foundation to micro credit providers all over the world. Recipients are chosen in conjunction with the Micro Credit Summit in accordance with their dedication to provide access to micro credit to 100 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women in those families, by the year 2005.
To generate a donation, individuals visit www.PovertyFighters.org, register under a college and click. Each computer is allowed to make two donations a day. Information about micro credit and the Click Drive are available through www.Poverty Fighters.com. For more information, contact [email protected]