Our friends and students in Chongwe and Lusaka, Zambia, who went through Unlocking Your Design (UYD) in the past year, had a reunion in June with their trainer, Ana, before she moved back to Ecuador this month. They surprised her with a chicken which she was to take home with her! Our trainer, Ana, share some wonderful success stories from these groups. She told us about one woman who was selling buns on the street. After taking UYD and learning about costing and expenses, she realized she would make more money if she bought a bigger bag of flour. “She realized that she needed to...
Patience and Francis, from Elmina, Ghana, Africa, were introduced to Creative Women of the World (CWOW) through a local Fort Wayne woman who visited them in Ghana and was impressed with Patience’s sewing skills. They asked her if she would sell their clothing in the States and she agreed, but she did not really have a way to do that, until she heard about CWOW. Patience's dresses (pictured above) were worn by models during this years' Empower Her World fundraiser fashion show. Her dresses and skirts are for sale at Creative Women of the World retail store in downtown Fort Wayne. After...
From Surviving to Thriving: How Creative Women of the World are Saving the Planet and Taking On Sexual Assault
Did you know that women make up over half of the world's population and are responsible for more than 60% of the world's work, yet only earn 10% of the world's income? Despite these challenges, women have been at the forefront of creative and innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems, including climate change and sexual assault. As we celebrate Earth Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it's important to recognize and honor the creative women of the world who are making a difference in their communities and beyond. These women are using their artistic talents and entrepreneurial spirit to...
This is a term commonly used by hikers to explain items they always carry.
Your base weight is the weight of your backpack plus all the gear that's inside it - not counting consumables like food, water and fuel.
It’s important to have a reasonable base weight. The less weight you carry, the less stress you are putting your body through. If you are someone susceptible to back problems and knee pain, a lower base weight can help reduce stress on these parts of your body.
Why are we talking about hiking…?
Because building a sustainable business is a lot like climbing a mountain.
Because we can’t imagine the base weight of the 21 graduates that recently finished our training program in Chongwe, Zambia.