Today, as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, millions of people will collaborate through love, intention and generosity to make a difference in the world. As the charitable season officially kicks off with this global day of giving, we reflect upon all of the amazing contributions made to our organization over the years…gifts that have inspired and supported our successful launch of the first-ever Street Business School cohort training in September.
In just six months, SBS will be active and running in five countries across East Africa! Our incredible Certified SBS Coaches, come from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia. Our partners will eventually impact the lives of over 17,000 people, magnifying our impact with each training held, providing them with business skills and confidence.
Every donation, each heartfelt story told, every time BeadforLife jewelry sparks a new conversation, and every volunteer hour makes a difference. This is how our transformative influence comes alive. It magnifies the impact we have on the lives of African women, women just like Mable…
Before Street Business School, Mable lived with her husband and three children in a single tiny room, often skipping meals. Through our SBS training, Mable learned that she could start small and launched a business selling samosas in front of her house. It grew and grew and she saved her money, building her business and her confidence. Today, Mable feeds her family, has built a brick home for her them, and her children are in school. She is a thriving and self-assured businesswoman who discovered her own spark through our proven and effective program.
Mable is an example of how giving has the capacity to become transformation, exponentially. As per our Program Manager in Uganda, Evelyn Mwondha, “Ignite the spark in one woman and you will have brought life to ten others around her.” This spark outshines poverty, hardship and oppression. It is a spark waiting to be uncovered in so many on our journey to #Ignite1Million.
On Giving Tuesday, we are grateful not only for the generosity and love shared by our circle and beyond, but for the ability to bring our own transformational gift of Street Business School to the world.
Learn more about how your donation can support Street Business School: http://www.beadforlife.org/shop/donation.
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