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In For the Count

Sharing the wealth is what it's all about.

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This story appears in the September 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When Iris J. Burnett and Nell Merlino received a call from a representative for Jordan's Queen Rania regarding microenterprise development, it was another validation of their innovative program called Count-Me-In. Burnett and Merlino created the program to revolutionize the way woman entrepreneurs raise money.

"We want to build a national community of women who'll invest in themselves and other women by donating to our fund," says Burnett. So far, Count-Me-In has raised about $1 million.

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