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Happy Birthday Foundation for Women!
April 23rd marks the launch of our 18th year of connection and service after two years of gestation and birthing. On April 23, 1998 we offered our first community gathering. It was standing room only at the La Jolla Woman's Club. My need for wanting to be part of community was obviously not unique.
Things have changed over the last twenty years. In-person community gatherings have largely been replace by Facebook and Twitter and anything else on our personal mobile devices. Our FFW commitment to connection and service has not changed!
I was recently back in Liberia for the first time in months due to the Ebola crisis. Liberia and the people of Liberia welcomed me with great joy. It was about more than me; it was about getting passed the crisis enough that I was returning. It was about hope and love. Here are some images from a marvelous March in Liberia:
The Foundation for Women is entering its next phase of service. Our two microfinance products in Liberia will continue and expand, the retail microfinance to women and the microfinance to low-fee independent school operators. We are also working on an agriculture product.
And we are producing a documentary film! We are helping Liberians tell their stories of the last year. In partnership with KeyPoint Films, we have a goal of sharing several trailers by the end of this month and more by the end of May, and a 30-minute documentary by August 8th, the one year anniversary of the WHO's declaration of a global emergency due to Ebola.
We hope you will continue to be members of our grassroots moment to eliminate poverty through microfinance. Your 2015 donation at whatever level speaks to you would be so appreciated! Please press DONATE NOW - and thank you!
More information about the documentary film work soon...