Let’s kick things off with another article about Village Banking. Thanks to Jenski.
The queen also joked with Portman, a Harvard alumna and the official FINCA Ambassador of Hope since 2003.
“When my four children found out the event was for Queen Amadilla, they practically packed my bags for me,” she said, referring to Portman’s “Star Wars” character.
Portman also spoke at the event, discussing how the repayment rates for the loans were more than 97 percent successful and that more than 90 percent of the loans go to women. The young actress’ speech also promoted youth participation in the program.
“We no longer can claim ignorance, only indifference,” she said.
Portman also promoted her new FINCA documentary with director Juan Carlos Rulfo about workers in Mexico.
While we’re on the subject, I’m getting a lot of emails about Natalie’s video diary. We did talk about it a couple weeks ago but it might have been overlooked in the rush so once more, click here to see Natalie filming…Natalie.
Natalie is going to be doing more good by joining Jack Hanna in Rwanda on June 19 to film a one hour special for the Discovery Channel. You can read the full article over here. Thanks again to Jenski.
JenR sent in EW’s mini review of Paris Je T’aime.
Rachel sent in a scan of an interview with boy “band” McFly, which features a lot of moronic comments and a bit of a Natalie mention.
And finally, Ellen sent in this V inspired wallpaper.