To this end, WE announces:
Donations Above-and-Beyond previous giving levels will be
matched by Carol Clause and Carl Crider from September 13 to December 31, 2015.
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WE is pleased to offer its popular – and free - Introduction to Microfinance seminar in November. Led by Jean Fort, this excellent seminar will be conducted in two, two-hour sessions, a week or two apart. Topics range from the poor's financial tools, credit sources and needs for financial services to an explanation of the different types of microfinance loans, how they work, and who they help. Read on to learn more.
Attendees to the WE Impact Summit at UCSD’s Great Hall will have the first opportunity to submit a silent auction bid on a unique piece of jewelry designed by renowned artist James Hubbell and fabricated by WE Julian Circle member Fay McQueen. There will also be an opportunity to bid on this same piece of exquisite jewelry at the circle’s Soup du Jour fundraiser in Julian on November 7th.
Recently, several representatives of WE had an opportunity to meet with Jackson Kaguri, the extraordinary individual whose efforts led to the establishment of the Nyaka Grannies Project in southwest Uganda. In 2014, WE contributed $25,000 to the project, committing to an additional $32,000 for 2015. The project provides access to credit to some 7000 grannies caring for 43,000 grandchildren orphaned as a result of AIDS.
Women's Empowerment (WE) is proud to announce a new partnership providing business loans to vulnerable women in Tijuana to help them start new businesses, through Via International, a service organization based in San Diego and dedicated to building "paths to self-reliance for an interdependent world." Via has successfully helped address community needs since 1975.
In 2006, Sarah Ankrah received her first loan from WomensTrust - WE’s former partner bank for the poor in Ghana - for $50 to support her bread making business. The income from Phipha’s Bakery supports Sarah’s household, including her husband and six children. She used her first loan to buy bulk flour, and with her savings and successive loans she was able to buy equipment, hire additional staff, and triple her production.
In 2008, Sarah became one of the first members of WomensTrust’s Entrepreneur's Club, which provides larger loans for borrowers who have proven their credit worthiness.Read more...