Global Activism: SowHope

July 25, 2013

(Photo by Mary Dailey Brown)
Women gather for a microloan club in Bangladesh

Former White House photographer Mary Dailey Brown was eager to work for a non-profit focusing exclusively on women, so when she couldn’t find one that met her criteria, she decided to start her own. She and her husband, Doug, decided to sell farmland Doug had inherited in order to start SowHope in 2006.

“It was like diving off a cliff,” Mary says.

Mary joins us to talk about what it took to get her organization off the ground and what SowHope has been able to accomplish.