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.
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 Suzanne...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: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Education, Grantees, Health, Latin America, Pacific Islands, Poverty Alleviation, Storytelling
Description Freedom from Hunger works through microfinance to bring education and healthcare services to the ultra poor, helping to empower women and families in 24 developing countries. Their goal is to promote economic and social development through sustainable...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Girls & women, Grantee, Job Creation, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories & Tagged as: CGAP, Freedom from hunger, Impact, Resilience diaries on July 4, 2015.
The resilience diaries: Our long-term partner, Freedom from Hunger, uses journaling to understand the role of financial products in resiliency, hunger, and wellbeing of rural households in Burkina Faso, West Africa. By Megan Gash and Bobbi Gray for CGAP. This post...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Current Partners, Education, Grantees, Latin America, Legacy Partners
Description The School Fund is dedicated to providing opportunity for impoverished students all over the world through educational scholarships. They created a person-to-person funding site which allows students in need to create personalized profiles and gives...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Asia, Education, Grantees, Job Creation, Latin America, Legacy Partners
Description Vittana builds loan programs for tertiary students in over a dozen countries. They fundraise for each student on their vibrant website. Since their launch in 2009, Vittana has partnered with 29 microfinance and financial organizations to tailor-make...Read more