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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    EffectiveTraining Demonstrated by Three Ventures
    By - Heidi Luquer - Global Program Officer
    Over the past three months, a number of updates from existing ventures help us see a common thread:  training as a way to advance their different missions.  Each team is demonstrating the power of their achievements through their focus on training. We have chosen to highlight their successes here: A Friend...
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    • Laura Clauson
      Laura Clauson Thanks for this report. Wonderful to hear how the groups are progressing!
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Change Agents Tackle Potable Water Challenges
    By - Heidi Luquer - Global Program Officer
    Global Grassroots held an Academy for Conscious Change in October 2013 that included a cohort of 33 individuals (7 teams). These indviduals came with the shared goal of returning to their communities to solve a variety of complicated water issues as well as build their skills in social venture development. Six of...
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    • Laura Clauson
      Laura Clauson Thanks for the update. Looking forward to hearing how these new teams progress. Keep up your GREAT work.
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Change Agents Are Making Significant Advances
    By - Heidi Luquer - Global Program Officer
    On behalf of all of us at Global Grassroots, we thank you for your continued support of the work of our grassroots change agents.  Following are some snapshots of progress from a few select ventures.  Since July, Global Grassroots venture, “Have a Good Life,” (with the mission of creating access to...
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    • Laura Clauson
      Laura Clauson Thank you for this terrific update. The progress made and initiative shown by these group is inspiring. Keep up your great work!
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Becoming Leaders & Creating Innovative Solutions
    By - Global Grassroots - Communications
    In the last few months, 3 teams of graduates from the most recent Academy for Conscious Change in Rwanda began official, autonomous operations. It is remarkable to watch previously marginalized women grow into respected community leaders and conscious change agents. We are thrilled to share with you some of what they have...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Exciting New Developments by Our Change Agents
    By - Global Grassroots - Communications
    We’re busy moving forward with our high-engagement incubator, helping women at the grassroots level develop and sustain their own micro-NGOs. Here’s a snapshot about some of the exciting new developments happening on the ground in Rwanda: Let Us Build Ourselves, a women’s literacy venture, has developed a...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Reaching Rwandan girls & women in Liberia & Uganda
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    This past year represented a turning point for Global Grassroots in moving from a successful pilot program to a growing organization that is expanding, replicating, scaling and adapting its core curriculum to new audiences while integrating supporting structures and revenue streams to enhance its sustainability. With your...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Partnerships with Dartmouth College and the Komera Project Deepen Our Impact Domestically & Abroad
    By - Jamie Persons - Global Program Associate
    Dear friends, Global Grassroots is making innovative efforts to meet the growing demand for our programs and has created exciting new partnerships to catalyze conscious social change around the globe: We are piloting a new “uAcademy” bootcamp for juniors and seniors at Dartmouth College this fall, through a...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Global Grassroots Chosen to Partner with Women for Water Campaign
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE   Global Grassroots & Women for Water Partner to Support Women's Empowerment Worldwide Global Grassroots is excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of four partners for the first year of the new 3-year Women for Water campaign initiated by the Global Water...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Global Grassroots Launches 3 New Social Ventures in Rwanda
    By - Jamie Persons - Global Program Associate
     Global Grassroots is thrilled to announce the launch of three new, sustainable social ventures in Rwanda, designed by and for grassroots women... Kind People: Providing Training to Promote Legal Marriage and Protect Women's Property Rights With the generous sponsorship of Maura Shaughnessy and family, Global...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Portraits of Transformation
    By - Jamie Persons - Global Program Associate
    Global Grassroots is proud to present our interactive annual magazine, Portraits of Transformation, available online at www.globalgrassroots.org/annualmagazine Meet the individuals, families, and communities that drive our work. Explore stories of personal growth and social change, told through photography, writing, and...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    2011 Impact Assessment & Training of Trainers
    By - Jamie Persons - Global Program Associate
    Release of Global Grassroots’ 2011 Impact Assessment:  Over the course of ten weeks, Julia Oakley, a dual Masters student from Columbia University conducted an independent impact assessment of our Academy for Conscious Change in Rwanda. The following is an excerpt. Download our full Impact Assessment...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    New Online Social Entrepreneurship Program Under Development
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    We are excited to share, Global Grassroots has begun the development of a web-based eAcademy for Conscious Change, which will allow women’s groups in developing countries globally to access our social entrepreneurship curriculum online. To date, we have received emails from over 160 women’s groups from 45...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Expanding the Academy for Conscious Change into Uganda and onto the Web
    By - Jamie Persons - Program Associate
    Global Grassroots is currently preparing to expand our Academy to Northern Uganda to serve women and girls abducted and forced to serve as combatants and sex slaves by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Thousands of women have returned home after the war, many of them traumatized, stigmatized, HIV-positive, and caring for...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Women in 40 Countries Seek Global Grassroots Support
    By - Gretchen Wallace - Founder and President
    GLOBAL GRASSROOTS YEAR-END UPDATE AND LOOKING AHEAD TO 2011 2010 has been a turning point for Global Grassroots. We have endured hardship with the economic downturn, but are emerging leaner, more creative and more strategic.  We’ve evaluated our social impact, repositioned our training program as the Academy for...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Transformation for Women in Rwanda
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE Global Grassroots US team recently returned from Rwanda where we visited our existing project teams and initiated our 2010 Academy for Conscious Change.This Academy cohort includes 37 participants representing 7 of the 30+ teams who applied. Having completed our intensive training, our teams will...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    New Change Leaders Enrolled for 2010 Academy
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    2010 ACADEMY FOR CONSCIOUS CHANGE BEGINS Global Grassroots will host its next Academy for Conscious Change course beginning June 14th, enrolling a new class of 5-6 teams of change leaders in its 18 month social entrepreneurship incubator. Applications have risen sharply to nearly six times the available spots in the new...
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    • irmats6
      irmats6 It gives me joy when I see these women helped by these programs so that they in turn can help to bring about the needed changes that transform their lives and their communities.May God continue to bless all your workers and supporters so that the lives of these women of Rwanda be changed and they in turn will help those who... Read more »
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    • meg
      meg I see it is active in important areas and future-oriented
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents has received 84 donations
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    New Partnerships and New Projects Launched
    By - Gretchen Wallace - President
    We are delighted to share we have formed a new partnership with Jewish Helping Hands and deepened our partnership with the J.A. Clark Charitable Trust to provide mezzanine funding for several of our existing projects to help sustain and expand their operations in 2010. This will allow: Hard Workers, a project fighting...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    New Video from Rwanda
    By - Gretchen Wallace - 2009 Annual Report
    On this eve of Thanksgiving, Global Grassroots wishes to thank you for your invaluable support. Please click on the links below to view our 2009 video annual report to see our impact this year in Rwanda. Our 260 graduates of our Academy for Conscious Change served 8000 vulnerable women and girls this year. This would...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Global Grassroots Reaches 40,000 Lives
    By - Gretchen Wallace - Global Grassroots Reaches 40,000 Lives
    Global Grassroots held its annual Gathering of Graduates from its Conscious Change Academy in Kigali this August. Over 75 grassroots change agents attended, enjoying new workshops on conciousness practices, creative problem-solving and financial sustainability. Joining us from the US were graduate student Lydia Humenycky...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    A Postcard from Rwanda Conscious Social Change Program
    By - Alexis Nadin - visitor
    Alexis Nadin is a student at American University and former intern at GlobalGiving. This summer, she is traveling through Africa and visiting a number of GlobalGiving projects. Alexis visited this project on May 27, 2009. She writes: During our brief time in Rwanda, we have heard about a broad range of problems: young...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Think about the Young Girls Project is building latrines to protect 635 girls from rape in school.
    By - Gretchen S. Wallace - New Global Grassroots Project Readying for Launch
    Project “Think About the Young Girls” (TAYG) recently completed their baseline study to measure the extent of violence facing girls and the need for more protection and reproductive health education for students. They have since followed up with an educational workshop for 94 teachers, 233 young people and six local...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    HelpWomenHELPWOMEN
    By - Gretchen Wallace - Founder and Director
    HelpWomenHELPWOMEN By Gretchen Wallace - Founder & President March 8, 2009 is International Women’s Day. Did you know, globally, 1 out of 3 women has been beaten, coerced into having sex or abused? Join our HelpWomenHELPWOMEN Campaign to advance grassroots solutions to end violence against women in Rwanda. Help us...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Cell Phones Protect 2250 Rural Women from Domestic
    By - Gretchen S. Wallace - Project Update
    In 2008, we trained 80 new change agents who have designed 26 social projects that will serve thousands of marginalized women. We've launched ten of these locally-designed projects so far and have another 16 in development. One project currently ready for launch is in the rural Mwendo district of Rwanda. Here, 50...
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    New Latrines Help Rwandan Girls Avoid Rape in School
    By - Gillian Porcella - Global Program Associate
    Help us fund our next social project in Rwanda and save 635 girls from rape in a rural primary school's unisex latrine. Issue: In most primary and secondary schools, there are only unisex latrines. Not only are many girls embarrassed to use the toilet due to insufficient privacy and sanitation, but many are also...
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    • Jane W
      Jane W This is a succinct and valuable way to learn what is happening in Rwanda.It explains clearly what the program hopes to achieve and furthermore the project sounds impressive.
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Social Change Leaders
    By - Gretchen S. Wallace - Founder and President
    We just learned that two of our women project leaders have decided to run for Parliament in the upcoming elections! One of these women is leading a project involving expanding knowledge of property rights among rural women, and the other is working on raising awareness of the rights of women so as to combat domestic...
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    • Jane W
      Jane W This is exactly what one would hope for from graduates of social entrepreneurship training. CONGRATULATIONS>
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    MEG Foundation School
    By - Gillian Porcella - 2008 Rwanda Social Project Portfolio
    We are delighted to share the first project to be launched as part of our 2008 Rwanda Social Project Portfolio. Before year end we anticipate 19 to 24 more social issue organizations will be ready for implementation. MEG FOUNDATION SCHOOL THE PROBLEM: A team of 45 men and women have identified women’s...
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    • Dennis
      Dennis I like the description of the problem and the proposed solution. Please keep us updated on the real impact going forward. I am sure things will not go entirely as planned, so please share lessons learned as well. Thank you for this work!
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    • Pamela
      Pamela I feel fortunate to have been educated about the terrible things women have to face in Africa! Global Grassroots seems to be committed to finding a peaceful, but lasting solution to the many terriblie and humiliating things women have had to endure through the ages in Africa (as well as other countries). How fortunate as... Read more »
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  • Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents posted a progress report
    Project Leader HACIMANA Seraphine and team have reduced the vulnerability of their neighbors
    By - Gillian Porcella - Team ABANYAMURAVA's First Water Delivery
    During Global Grassroots' most recent trip to Rwanda in January, we visited Gahanga, a community on the outskirts of mountainous Kigali where project leader HACIMANA Seraphine and the ABANYAMURAVA team gathered their neighbors to speak with us about their first water delivery earlier that week. Gahanga was formerly...
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    • eschnab
      eschnab Truly an amazing story.
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    • cath
      cath Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to help support these wonderful brave women. Giving financial help as a tool and respecting that these women truly are the experts in their community and do have the best ideas to make social change is in my opinion the best type of support . I have been looking for a way ... Read more »
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    • Tara
      Tara Too many people say there is nothing they can do to help anyone around the world. This story shows that donations DO add up and it is worthwhile to donate whatever you can. We are all in this togehter!
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    • Pamela
      Pamela Women in the world have a history of being abused. This includes the USA, but we are fortunate to live in a country that allows freedom of speech and, therefore, allows freedom of many of our women. If we, as women, do not try to help other women in countries less fortunate than ours, then we, as women, are not doing... Read more »
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    • Basak
      Basak It is just wonderful to get these updates from the field. Informing where the donations are used not only makes one realize it is possible to make a difference, but it also gives one reason to get more active in getting others involved. Thanks a lot!
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Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

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