Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on September 18, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Save the Children, Working Capital for Community Needs.

  By Amelia Kuklewicz, Ecuador Program Manager, Freedom from Hunger   Editor’s note: Happy 70th birthday to our longtime, deeply valued partner, Freedom from Hunger, whose small staff of less than 50 strives to end hunger through financial empowerment,...Read more
A Home for Everyone: WCCN Empowers Nicaragua’s Families

A Home for Everyone: WCCN Empowers Nicaragua’s Families

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , on August 8, 2015.

This summer, our director, Suzanne Skees, traveled to Nicaragua with Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN). She discovered that her childhood dream of everyone having access to safe, affordable housing is coming true in the place she least expected.    By...Read more
The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough—We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families: Part 3 of 4

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough—We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families: Part 3 of 4

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , , on September 21, 2014.

Editor’s note: This cover photograph shows Bacho Village members of the first local microcredit group. These members, all HIV positive, shared a collective loan of $500 to invest in chickens. Two years later, they’ve paid back the first loan, expanded...Read more