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.
Due to their skill and caring, the documentary HOPE is possible. Henry and Armah were my constant companions traveling throughout Monrovia conducting interviews at various difficult locations, capturing images of life on the streets and speaking to program participants, filming meetings, and chasing down a million details. Working long, chaotic hours they somehow managed to gather beautiful, high quality images and footage that we are now assembling into our documentary. They are dear and treasured members of our human family. Help us honor Henry and Armah's hard work by making this film a reality. Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
Angela is an MD in a country with one doctor for every 72,000 people vs one for every 400 in America. She operates Benson Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia with her husband Dr Jimi Benson. Benson Hospital is the only health care facility in the country that did not close for even one minute during the Ebola crisis. Truly amazing! Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
Foday drove an ambulance, helped hundreds of people and contracted the virus while holding a terrified sick young boy. Fortunately Foday survived - a miracle - thanks to God! He is an Ebola survivor and strong advocate for others who have lived through Ebola. If he looks familiar there’s a good reason, Foday was one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
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.
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Support our Kickstarter campaign to raise money for "Hope: Resilience in the face of war, poverty and Ebola". This film will help raise awareness and funds for our programs. As a backer you can chose from several great gifts including handmade bracelets, Premium Microloan Blend Coffee and more. Be a part of this exciting new project - you can even get your name in the film credits!
La Jolla, CA - After a very quiet and mindful morning followed by a long walk by the sea, I am musing on our one human family – and how diverse our realities are. I doubt anyone in Liberia began their day as I did. That is one of the reasons I am so committed to completing the documentary film HOPE. This is the 10th year that the Foundation for Women has been operating in Liberia. It has been an extraordinary experience getting to know and love the people of this West African nation. Our impact has been tremendous – more than 15,000 microfinance loans to women in more than 250 communities around the country. And more recently, microfinance loans to nearly 100 low fee independent school operators to enhance the education reality for the children of Liberia. All very impactful.
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.
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.
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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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