PLEASE SPONSOR ONE SKATEBOARD - The Foundation for Women is introducing skateboarding to Liberia, a totally new concept to this country.
Deborah is returning next week and we are looking for 35 people to each sponsor one skateboard at the cost of $60.00. The skateboards need to be on the plane with Deborah on November 3rd. Watch for amazing updates and video from Liberia soon. Donate now.
We dreamed BIG for our first fundraising campaign! While we didn't hit our goal we learned a lot and are as excited as ever about sharing our message and bring assistance directly to the people who need it. We raised $4791 towards the post production of "Hope: Resilience in the face of war, poverty and Ebola" and are continuing our fundraising efforts. This film will help raise awareness and funds for our Liberian assistance programs. We invite you to donate or choose from several great gifts including handmade bracelets, Premium Microloan Blend Coffee and more. You can help by shopping right now. Check out our Shop.
La Jolla, CA - FFW Founder & CEO Deborah Lindholm is headed to Liberia with school supplies and more to meet with Foundation for Women Liberia leaders about the microcredit and education programs currently active. "The purpose of this trip is to strengthen our partnership with Edify and to welcome Dean Paula Cordeiro from SOLES, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, at USD and her colleague. This is the fifth trip for SOLES to Liberia to train our school partners in the very best education practices." explains Lindholm from her home near the ocean.
Kickstarter Campaign Launched for Documentary on Ebola Crisis: Film to Bring Much-Needed Attention to Liberia’s Ongoing Struggles
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SAN DIEGO – The Foundation for Women, a San Diego-based non-profit working to end poverty through microfinance, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a powerful documentary about Liberia, West Africa, entitled HOPE.
HOPE highlights the resilience and tenacity of Liberians in the face of the deadly Ebola virus that caused an unprecedented health crisis in 2014, killing more than five-thousand citizens and leaving thousands of orphans in its wake. The disaster was layered upon the country’s existing problems of extreme poverty and fallout from a senseless civil war fourteen years earlier.
La Jolla, CA - We are very excited to be announcing our Kickstarter campaign to raise money for our new documentary film "Hope: Resilience in the face of war, poverty and Ebola". This film will help us raise awareness and funds for our education and microcredit programs. As a backer you will receive the satisfaction of helping these members of our human family who have valuable lessons for all of us. You'll also be able to chose from several great gifts including handmade bracelets, Premium Microloan Blend Coffee and other items. Be a part of this exciting new project - you can even get your name in the film credits! Go to our Kickstarter page.
Last week was the first time the three most affected West African nations recorded no new cases of Ebola since the unprecedented crisis began in March 2014. According to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 11,000 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There is no assurance that the disease is complete. Liberia had been declared free of the disease in May 2015 when a flare up occurred in June. It is now disease-free for the second time. The impact on Deborah and her sister Florence and cousins Mattie and Ingrid has been tremendous. Schools were closed for six months. Simple human touch – a handshake or a hug – has all but disappeared. Deborah no longer shares her lunch or water with friends at school. Her classroom holds fewer children, all of whom must sit further apart than before Ebola; many children have not returned to school.
On this day when I was due to be landing home again in Liberia, I am delighted to share with you the first documentary short film in our project sharing the stories of those whose voices are not heard in the Ebola crisis.
ONLYLOVE FoundationForWomen.org - DEBORAH LINDHOLM - Filmed in Liberia by Liberians
Letters for Liberia - URGENT - I have been away from Liberia for 10 days now and as our US Ambassador to Liberia recently said to me, "The news is grim." The changes in the last few days are dramatically awful. I am heading a grassroots effort now in America to help. Please share this message with everyone you know who cares about humanity. We urgently need US$20 to sanitize the home of every Foundation for Women borrower and staff in Liberia. Doing this will help keep them safe from ebola. That $20 donation helps at least 10 people on average be safe. We have the grassroots network in place in Liberia to distribute these supplies which are available and will be purchased in Liberia.
Please see this story on NBC news last evening and the story today in the San Diego Union Tribune. While the US government is obsessed with killing people in Iraq at the moment, I am obsessed with saving lives in Liberia. Please make a donation on our website, call (858) 483-0400 or send a check to Foundation for Women P.O. Box 2786 La Jolla, CA 92038.
Our human family in Liberia is waiting for our help - and the need is urgent! With great gratitude, Deborah
About the Author
Deborah Lindhom is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Women. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in Africa, India and the United States on issues of poverty, education and microcredit.
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