Zoe Is Always Down For The Cause

By RyyanHill

IF YOU DON’T KNOW, now you know. Zoe Saldana is very involved when it comes to  giving back. She was featured in this month’s InStyle Magazine  “Shining Stars” as one of the stronger faces in the industry dedicated to a cause.  Not only for a season. A whole year.  Every year giving back to what matters to her the most.

Zoe Saldana has been involved with The Foundation For International Community Assistance (FINCA) for some time now. It is catered to low-income entrepreneurs struggling to escape poverty by helping them to open small businesses and earn an income.

Saldana shared with Instyle Magazine. “Last January I traveled to Haiti with Finca, a not-for-profit microfinance organization. There’s so much political turmoil in that country-what you see there is very unnerving, but it just compels you in every way. The people are suffering, but they will themselves to move forward.  Everyone I met changed my life; they humbled me. They don’t ask for pity at all. I met a young woman whose house was completely destroyed after the earthquake. She was living in a tent. But with a small entrepreneurial loan from Finca, she, managed to open and successfully run a store in her village. Finca gives women the power to become independent and to leave situations that are harming them. It also encourages and empowers them to fight for and defend each other, and to form crucial liaisons with their communities.”    

Zoe Saldana is truly ARTA CHIC! To lend your support go to lendahand.finca.org

Photography: Jem Mitchell      Styled by: Jamie Surman