Melinda Gates Discusses The Power Of Mothers
Huffington Post: Bring Every Good Thing to Our Children
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation
“…Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good in the world. Whenever I travel in developing countries, I take time to meet with women in the communities I’m visiting. It’s a great opportunity to just listen. Women will tell me their hopes and dreams for their children. They want to be sure their kids are healthy and that they’re getting an education, because more than anything they want their children’s lives to be better than their own. Unfortunately, many of the women I meet don’t have access to high-quality health care and education for their children. If we can fill these gaps, we can truly unleash the power of mothers. When that happens, life will get better for literally hundreds of millions of people very fast” (3/31).