I am especially proud of the launch of our new Legacy Program, which allows donors to fund a village bank of 10-12 women for an entire year through a $5,000 donation. This sponsorship provides funds for all of the trainings, bank loans, and administration for the entire year and allows for complete sustainability for the village bank. In return for the sponsorship, the donor receives quarterly updates, letters, pictures and videos on the bank’s progress.
|El Girasol Village Bank, Sponsored by the Thornborrow Family|
The connection we gain through the Legacy program with the women of El Girasol goes well beyond a sponsorship. It allows us to also experience their experience.
It reminds me every day of how similar we are -- the humans on this planet. We all want the best opportunities we can create for ourselves and our families. Mothers want their children to be fed, loved, and to get the best education possible. Fathers want a better life for their children than they had. Everyone wants the opportunity to express themselves through their own creations. And given the opportunity, most people will work very hard to make that opportunity a reality.
|El Girasol's Village Bank Profile|