Fund: Her Village Venture

You raised $15,000 to help women in Malawi launch small businesses and keep girls in school. This Fund closed on July 25, 2014.

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Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee knows it takes more than a loan to end poverty. That’s why they help women start new businesses and address their holistic needs. Tikondane Positive Living Support Organisation provides business capital and a childcare center. These Firelight partners support women’s leadership and help them reinvest their profits so more girls go to school.

Namwera AIDS Coordinating Committee
An HIV prevention and support, and early childhood development organization.

Founded in 1996
48 Staff
5520 Volunteers
Located in Namwera, Malawi
50
loans provided to caregivers this year
20
loans provided to caregivers in 2011
95
children supported by household loans in 2011
Tikondane Positive Living Support Organisation
A human rights, food security, and early childhood development organization.

Founded in 2004
5 Staff
68 Volunteers
Located in Zomba, Malawi
3
women's savings and loans groups last year
7
new women's saving and loans groups in 2014
40
women trained in investment management in 2014

Our Advisory Council, staff and program consultants help us guide our partners through our seven year partnership. Their expertise and guidance helps Firelight partners to sustain their work in the long term.

Aili Langseth

Program Officer
Santa Cruz, CA

Aili works with our Malawi partners to help them plan for sustainability in their programming.

Tomaida Banda

Program Consultant
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tomaida helps community-based organizations strengthen their programs and operations.

Wairimu Mungai

Advisory Council Member
Thika, Kenya

Wairimu strengthens local women's capacity to respond to challenges in their community.

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All contributions to Fund: Her Village Venture will be distributed equally between the two participating African partners. Firelight will share a final impact report with donors to show how the funds were used and the impact they made.