Shadi Farsi experienced life as a single mother student, the difficulties of balancing motherhood, school commitments and other responsibilities. She saw other women in her position struggling to complete their education. She wanted to do something to help these women succeed! So, Bright Mothers was formed. Her passion is to help single mothers in difficult situations to continue their higher education to earn their degree to allow them to have the tools needed to follow their career dreams.
4.1 Million Single Mother Families are Living in Poverty
Women experience higher rates of poverty because they are more likely to be under-compensated, over-represented in low-wage jobs, and more likely to do unpaid caregiving work.
Reducing poverty for women will require us to invest in support systems, employment initiatives, and most importantly, education.