Women for Women International is an organization that seeks to help women who are victims to war and poverty. One of the ways you can become involved is by sponsoring a woman to help her start a business and provide for her family. I LOVE this.
I have recently started reading Half the Sky, and it is rocking my world. "Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it's also the best strategy for fighting poverty... Women's empowerment helps raise economic productivity and reduce infant mortality, and birth rates. It contributes to improved health and nutrition. It increases the chances of education for the next generation."
I have a lot more to say about all of this, but it is late and I still have a few papers left before I graduate, but be waiting on the edge of your seats for some more, and while you're waiting, read the book.