International Women’s Day 2020

SowHope celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 by offering a public screening Disney’s Queen of Katwe. Although it was a beautiful spring day – the sunniest and warmest to date in Grand Rapids, Michigan – more than 160 people supported women by attending the event.¬†Queen of Katwe is about the struggles a widowed mother […]

Volunteer, Diane Cisler

Diane Cisler believes “we all have an inherent responsibility to make this a better world.” To that end, she volunteers her time to a variety of causes – SowHope being at the top of her list. A self-described “consummate foodie,” Diane has hosted several of SowHope’s Board of Directors’ retreats – opening her home and […]

An Oasis in Egypt

Twenty-five impoverished women, most of them widows, learned how to make leather bags and wallets at a SowHope-funded project in Egypt. Our partner, Bassem, reported that in addition to attaining financial independence, the women also became more social and loving, their personalities improved, and there was no jealousy between them. He said they worked cooperatively […]

16,806 & Counting

Josephine is one of the many dedicated local partners SowHope supports. She is an exemplary leader and has facilitated many microfinance and transformational development opportunities in Kenya, a country where SowHope projects, funded with your donations, have benefited over 16,800 women. Her work and commitment to empowering marginalized women through education and economic opportunities has […]