Women around the globe want to make a difference in the lives of orphans and at-risk children. Many dream of supporting an under-served community by creating a project of education, nutrition, joy, health and/or peace. They have passion, commitment and skills, but need resources and support to ensure their project's success. This Mothering Across Continents initiative makes it possible for women catalysts to birth, guide and grow projects to improve vulnerable children's lives.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Historically, nonprofit projects are led by large organizations or individuals managing their own nonprofits. There is a void for women who could have direct project impact but do not want to start an organization. They have a vision for an innovative way to serve a school, education center or social enterprise project, but want to be part of a credible and collaborative network to learn, share experiences and benefit from nonprofit knowledge, mentoring, resources, and communications.
How will this project solve this problem?
Projects are initiated when a woman with a dream asks for support - sharing stories, photos and details of an orphanage, school, or community of children at risk. She explains why she is committed and makes a case for her project. When a review confirms the idea has potential, she can receive support through the Mothering Across Continents Global Project Network. Contributions to this Global Giving campaign make it possible to consult with and coach more early-stage dream projects.
Potential Long Term Impact
In just over 4 years, women-led projects have been supported in 10 countries, including: a leadership and vocational training program for young women in Haiti; a compassionate healing program for youth at risk of gangs in the US; and construction of a permanent primary school in South Sudan. The lives of more than 30,000 youth have been enhanced through volunteer driven projects from Mothering Across Continents. The goal by 2015 is to double the number of projects launched and children served.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,120
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,880
Total Funding Goal: $10,000