Meet Judy: Helps Women Leave Garbage Heap For a Better Life

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear some of the women involved in Coca-Cola's 5by20 initiative speak at World of Coke in Atlanta, GA.  This is where I heard from Judy Achar, one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. Here is her moving story, of how she's been able to channel her passion for helping others into empowering impoverished women in Mexico to obtain a better life. Judy Achar, Mitz Founder and President "The only real change and opportunities in Third World countries is through education.  Not just in a classroom, but also in life." ~ Judy Achar.  Living in Mexico and working as a teacher at the only Montessori school serving underprivileged children, Judy wanted "to help kids have an easier and more delightful life".   This school was their Garden of Eden, a great source of pride for the children.  In many cases, it was the best thing they had in their life.  A clean place to come and learn each day, and receive a good meal. Yet it was a constant … [Read more...]