viernes, marzo 25th, 2016

 

Pakistan: A loan of $250 helps Faria to purchase good quality timber, metal, and slate so her husband can meet his customers’ demands without any delays

Faria Haripur, Pakistan Construction | Construction A loan of $250 helps Faria to purchase good quality timber, metal, and slate so her husband can meet his customers demands without any delays. Faria is a 29 year old, married woman. Her husband (the man shown with her above, holding their child) operates a construction business, which is the primary source of their income. Faria ‘s husband is responsible for building the roofs of houses during their construction. In this way, he is able to earn a sufficient income to provide forRead More


Cloud Chasing publication: A unique community project that provided 68 women from regional Western Australian communities a platform to challenge stereotypes

Cloud Chasing publication By Rachel Mckenzie The story of the project Cloud Chasing is a community photography project that challenges the long held stereotypes of women living in regional Australia. ‘Its no secret that when you live in the bush you are often portrayed as unsophisticated and uncultured’ Cloud Chasing is a unique community project that provided 68 women from the regional Western Australian communities of Morawa, Chapman Valley and Mullewa a platform to challenge these stereotypes. Through aseries of concept and visioning workshops the ladies developed their ideas andRead More


Help Us Rock Dog’s Worlds! Daisy & Chili’s Treats – healthy, handcrafted, human-grade, preservative-free dog treats

My name is Sandy and I have a small dog treat business located in Richmond, BC. I beganthis venture in 2013 because I love dogs and want to share my healthy, human-grade, preservative-free treats with you and your dogs. Our pets are such an important part of our families. We need to be able to trust what we are giving our pets. Daisy & Chili’s Woof-Treatstreats provide a healthy, delicious option that you can trust 100%! Our ingredients are sourced locally and are all human-grade. I want to grow myRead More


Meyta – Go- Streatery: A Bay Area food truck serving made-from-scratch dishes that incorporate local ingredients and are completely inspired by what’s available seasonally

Meyta Go- Streatery Oakland, CA A loan of $10,000 helps me to tackle opportunities head on and not worry about capital for my business. Personal Story My name is Meyta, the youngest of 6 in my family. Our family migrated from a small village in the remote mountains of Laos when I was 3 years old. With only clothing on our backs, you can say that we have come a long way. Where we are today, has not come without challenges often associated with immigrant families. My familys basic valuesRead More


California Ecorun – Green Races to Save the Planet: An eco-friendly race circuit of coastline courses that fund local green projects

Coastline races to fund local sustainability projects. California Ecorun is an eco-friendly race circuit of coastline courses that fund local green projects. Student projects from all levels of education will be featured in a Sustainability Fair after each race. This will provide a cross-sectional platform for runners, students, NGOs, green companies, and environmentalists to help local communities meet their goals and make dreams of a brighter future a reality. These races will be hosted in Californias most beautiful state parks and aim to have a zero carbon footprint. Our missionRead More


Jeanne – The CoSew: A business incubator for prototyping, small production runs, and custom textile work

Jeanne The CoSew Oakland, CA A loan of $10,000 helps me to create needed infrastructure and market the launch of the space for new members. Personal Story I grew up in Kentucky, one of three children born to teachers. I was a bookish child with a big imagination. Our family was house poor thanks to the high mortgage rates of the 80s, so my mom made many of our clothes. Early memories include learning to embroider, watching and helping her with layout of patterns, pinning, and studying her sewing techniques.Read More


Sleeping Beauty & the Beast, a Ballez: 23 dancers, 18 musicians, 2 theaters, 2 Acts and 2 eras, within a Ballez that canonizes L.E.S. Activist Herstory in 1893 and 1993

Sleeping Beauty & the Beast, a Ballez by Katy Pyle 23 dancers, 18 musicians, 2 theaters, 2 Acts and 2 eras, within a Ballez that canonizes L.E.S. Activist Herstory in 1893 and 1993. About this project The Ballez The Ballez creates inspiring and funny story ballets that celebrate the narratives and performances of lesbian, queer, and transgender people. The Ballez celebrates collaborative creation, dancing that expresses the complexity of our emotions, desires and embodiment, and the virtuosity of gender-queer expression. Our first really big show, The Firebird, a Ballez, premieredRead More


The Oxtoolco YouTube channel’s Tom Lipton: Wilton Baby Bullet VocED Fundraiser

Greetings loyal supporters Tom Lipton here. Many of you know me from myYoutube channel oxtoolco . The recently completed Baby Bullet vise has taken on a life of its own and become more than just a simple metalworking project. It has become a symbol of what we need more of these days. Skilled people working with their hands. The trades have been very good to me. I found out a long time ago the deep satisfaction of making things with my hands. Besides teaching metalworking skills I want to leadRead More