Using Her Fame for a Good Cause
As laudable as Pies Descalzos was, Shakira wanted to take her fight for the right of children to be educated and lifted out of poverty to all of Latin America. So she, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a host of artists including Ricky Martin, Juanes and Miguel Bose, started ALAS in 2006. Shakira famously announced the group’s $40 million donation to help Peru and Nicaragua rebuild after natural disasters. The non-profit has raised millions and worked with governments and billionaires like Carlos Slim to help children.