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Clevis Berrio (Cartagena, Colombia)started a clothing business
several years ago with one other woman. Originally they made
clothes for adults, but they received enough requests from pregnant
women that they decided to make maternity and children’s
clothes – and now are the only maternity clothes maker in all
of Cartagena (1.1 million people). Eventually they partnered
with four others, so that there are six women who joined together
to form the Sentimentos clothing label. They have one main
shop, and distribute to a second shop as well.
Clevis became ...
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Help us reach 300,000 new people with financial services in
Microfiance is a sustainable solution to global poverty.
Now Opportunity International is going BIG in Africa. CIDA is
alongside offering to match all donations for this project, and if
you become a MicroVenture Philanthropist by giving monthly, it will
be matched until March 2014 - that's 23 months!
If you start giving $41.50 a month today, over the next 23
months you ...
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I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful part of
our world. I am someone who has always enjoyed adventure; whether
it is at home running around Thetis Lake, climbing mountains or
traveling to far away places. For me it is life giving. It has
always been in the back of my mind to do a long bike tour, but to
take 4 months off has not been realistic. Recently I was accepted
to the nursing program at Camosun college(1yr waitlist). As I
Unlocking the potential of the poor. That is the purpose of
microfinance when used correctly. Damian von Stauffenberg in his
interview with PovertyCure states: “What creates wealth?
People create wealth. The source of wealth is inside our head;
it’s our creativity. It’s not even our muscles;
it’s our creativity, something we’ve been endowed
with.… And if you have a vast reservoir of poor people
living in these slums … that is a source of untapped wealth
that far exceeds the biggest oil reserves you could possibly find
underneath your soil. ...
By Abbi Antablin from Opportunity International US on
March 12, 2012
A pungent, unfamiliar, almost rancid but still sweet, scent hit
my nostrils: freshly ground yucca meets a growling grinder. Five
men man the contraption: one filling the large funnel, one jamming
a large stick into the funnel to feed the yucca chunks into the
grinder, one scooping the pulp out of the bottom, one shoveling the
pulp into a sack, and one, well, doing a great job ...
After we pay back our loan we have $2470 to donate. We had someone donate 300 dollars directly to the Opportunity International which makes it $2770. The government is matching that 1:1= $5,540 And a private partner is matching that 1:1= ...
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There is a light at the end of the tunnel for Christina Namacala who just less than a year ago, was struggling to provide the basic necessities for her two biloogical children and 18 orphaned neices and nephews. Today, Christina has renewed hope ...
Thanks to the volunteers, runners, and supporters of this initiative. It was our first of many and we appreciate your hard work and commitment. Great fun and connections were had and we are looking forward to next year more of the same. Join ...
Based on her book this interview is a snapshot from the Author about why Aid is not the right fit for development work.
A great presentation on the impact we are having on poverty alleviation
Thanks to Canoe Brewpub , Team Legacy , Pardell Electric, and all of those who supported our efforts by spreading the word and also donating funds this weekend at the TC 10K. We were incredibly successful in raising funds and awareness on this ...
Thanks for everyone who supported our fundraising efforts to raise money for the projects in Ghana and Mozambique. I have the opportunity to go there in JUly and will bring back stories of the impact of these raised Dollars. The government matches ...
To begin, this is not a scam. Please believe me. Presently Canada is operating a very broken immigration system and as always, innocents are paying the price. I am helping a refugee family here in Toronto. They are Roma - please see your google ...