Categorized as: About us, Grantee, Job Creation, Latin America, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, Storytelling & Tagged as: Affordable housing, Huffington Post, Microloans, Nicaragua, Slums, WCCN on August 8, 2015.
A typical “precarious” home in the Managua slums. Editor’s Note: 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...Read more
Categorized as: Caribbean, Education, Grantees, Job Creation, Latin America, Poverty Alleviation
Description: Agora Partnerships was founded in 2005 by students and entrepreneurs hoping to create change throughout Latin America. They provide resources and materials to entrepreneurs who are working to build businesses in order to solve social and environmental...Read more
Categorized as: Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Latin America, Our Partners, Social-impact investments, Stories & Tagged as: Annual report, Impact on July 15, 2015.
At the Skees Family Foundation, we find great value in driving economic development by empowering entrepreneurs. Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) represents one of our grantees excelling at this strategy. Since its creation in 1984, WCCN has used impact...Read more
Categorized as: Education, Grantees, Latin America, Poverty Alleviation
Description: Founded in May, 2011, CREA Nicaragua has worked with several local community organizations and schools in the region to promote literacy. Additionally, they have an Educational Outreach program, which provides after-school homework help for primary school...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Asia, Education, Grantees, Job Creation, Latin America, Legacy Partners
Description: Vittana built loan programs for tertiary students in over a dozen countries. They raised funds for each student on their vibrant website. Vittana partnered with 29 microfinance and financial organizations to tailor-make programs for each particular...Read more
Categorized as: Grantees, Job Creation, Latin America, Legacy Partners, Poverty Alleviation
Description: Working Capital for Community Needs, or WCCN, was founded in 1984 and since has been working toward economic development through impact investing in impoverished areas in several countries throughout Latin America. They empower low-income entrepreneurs...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Caribbean, Education, Family Discretionary, Grantees, Health, Job Creation, Latin America, U.S. & Tagged as: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, US, Zambia
Description: World Central Kitchen uses culinary education to fight poverty, hunger, and health issues. The use cleaner cooking with clean cook stoves and food safety/sanitation training. They provide school kitchens to support feeding programs that encourage school...Read more