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Spirit in Action

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Micro grants. Major change. Empowering families and grassroots organizations in Africa to start small businesses and community programs.

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Eggs for sale! Matungu Community Development Charity sells eggs at a subsidized rate to people in need in their community in #mumias #kenya. #foodsecurity #poultryofinstagram #communitydevelopment #eggs #proteinforall #smartrisks #ruraldevelopment #spiritinaction
Don’t have a wall? A tree works just fine for a Small Business Fund #entrepreneur training in #uganda! #smartrisks #startwithwhatyouhave #ruraldevelopment #creativesolutions #spiritinaction
I’m going through the SIA Archives and finding some real gems! This is Bebe Anderson’s scrapbook of songs, games, and inspirational quotes. So honored to continue this legacy in the world. #scrapbook #ourhistory #songbook
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.” -Mother Teresa . Sister Magrina moved to this farm so that she could be closer to the women she counsels about domestic abuse. #gowherethepeopleare #tb #kenya #riftvalley #smartrisks #inspiration #service #spiritinaction
Happy National Donut Day! There’s nothing like getting a fresh donut on market day. #womenentrepreneurs #nationaldonutday #drc #democraticrepublicofcongo #smallbusinessfund #spiritinaction
Thank you to all those who came out to Dennis Johnson’s SIA benefit concerts! If you have skills you want to contribute to SIA, let me know! #spiritinaction #everylittlebithelps #volunteerspirit #musicforgood #funraiser
Uncle Gly is one of the small business entrepreneurs who is #payingitforward by training people to use computers in rural Malawi! Read more about Sharing the Gift in our latest blog post. #spiritinaction #sharingthegift #malawi #communityspirit #smallbusinessfund #micrograntsmajorchange
Chosen family. Milly Ongwen, SIA grant recipient, is giving back to her community by helping out a single mother. Thank you for #sharingthegift, Milly! #smallbusinessfund #uganda #chosenfamily #payitforward #togetherisbetter #spiritinaction
Women standing up for women. At a rally organized by the @pastoralist_child_foundation in Samburu Kenya. #mywomanhoodmydignity #stopteenagepregnancy #womenforwomen #empoweredwomen #samburu #kenya #stopfgm
Last week I had the privilege of talking to Grade 1-4 kids about Kenya. We talked about similarities and differences between growing up in Canada and Kenya. Then they coloured alphabet letters to send to Maruge School. #artexchange #kenya #unitarianuniversalist #serviceisourprayer #spiritinaction
How do you get young people to stay in the community? Our latest blog post looks at supporting economic migrants who return to #malawi from South Africa. #smallbusinessfund #entrepreneurs #economicmigrants #communitydevelopment #smartrisks #manyamula
Sylvester can now send his daughters to a good high school, after starting a successful poultry business, grocery shop, and investing in dairy cows. Read the story on our blog. #smallbusinessfund #girlseducation #smartrisks #entrepreneurs #malawi #manyamula #spiritinaction #comsip
Happy international women’s day! We are honored to work with some amazing women, including Dorcas and her mother Josephine. They live in Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya and are mentors and role models to the other women there. I am in awe of their generosity, caring, and dedication. #iwd #internationalwomensday #spiritinaction #smallbusinessfund #entrepreneurs #kenya #korogocho
Was so honored to share about the work of Spirit in Action and #smartrisks at the Unitarian Congregation of Mississaugaom Sunday. #grassrootsorganizations are #worththerisk #uu #spiritinaction #serviceisourprayer
Our latest blog post features Austin and his carpentry business in Manyamula, Malawi #malawi #entrepreneur #carpentry #micrograntsmajorchange
Austin is profiled on this week’s blog  post. We visited him and his carpentry shop in #manyamula #malawi last May. His business success has meant he has been able to buy a goat and repair his family’s home. #sitevisits #micrograntsmajorchange #entrepreneurs
The Matungu Community Development Charity poultry project is clucking right along! The group sold cockerels in December and their layers have produced over 400 eggs in the last 2 months! That means funds for small loans to group members! #microloans #micrograntsmajorchange #poultryofinstagram #kenya #localmanagement
Happy 2018! We are honored to partner with Visionary Women’s Centre this year to provide chickens to 10 women in Turbo #kenya! #poultry #womenempowerment #microgrants #micrograntsmajorchange #womenentrepreneurs #smartrisks

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