Posted by: Regina | November 15, 2007

Repost: Natalie Portman teams with iTunes to help FINCA

Natalie Portman teams with iTunes to help FINCA

Award-winning actress Natalie Portman teamed with iTunes to help the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA).

Portman, who is an Ambassador of Hope for the FINCA organization, was invited by Apple iTunes to produce FINCA’s first charity album. The proceeds from this album will benefit FINCA’s Village Banking Campaign. The album, titled Big Change: Songs for FINCA, is a collection of 16 songs. Some of the artists on the compilation has both old and new tracks from Norah Jones, Tom Brosseau, Sean Hayes, Brett Dennan and many others. It is available now exclusively at the iTunes store for $7.99. The net proceeds will benefit FINCA.

FINCA is an organization that promotes the use of micro-finance to provide financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs. In this way they help these entrepreneurs create jobs, acquire assets, and improve their standard of living. Portman has been active in promoting micro-finance for a few years now. She has visited FINCA programs in Educador, Guatemala, Mexico and Uganda. She has also taken the message of micro-finance to many schools and organizations by speaking on behalf of the organization.

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