Board Member, Ndeye Rokhaya Ndao

“Aha! There is something I can do for Senegalese women who need help.” That was Ndeye Rokhaya Ndao’s reaction after she met Mary Dailey Brown, president and founder of SowHope. Ndeye has always dreamed of starting a nonprofit organization that focuses on women, education, health, economic development and emergency preparedness. She decided to get involved at SowHope and to learn all she could about running a non-profit organization. Ndeye has been a […]

Business and Leadership Training

Just last month, SowHope forged a new partnership with a non-profit organization based in Thailand that provides leadership and business training for women who are either victims of human trafficking, refugees, or have been displaced.  This project includes personal counseling, theoretical and practical business training. SowHope awarded a grant to our partner to support women […]

Goats For A Better Future

  Recently, we received a report from our partner in the Eastern Region of DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, on the progress of their agricultural project. In autumn of 2015, a team from SowHope traveled to the DRC to meet with Claudaline, our partner, to evaluate her animal husbandry, farming, and health projects. In the DRC, […]

SowHope Summer Yoga Series

The SowHope Summer Yoga Series is in full swing. We believe in promoting healthy lives all around the world and that starts with our own. Each class is taught by SowHope Intern and Certified Yoga Teacher, Carissa Patrone. Carissa is very passionate about the positive effects that integrating yoga can have on our bodies and […]

2016 Annual Report

SowHope exists to inspire impoverished women in the developing world by promoting wellness, education and economic opportunities.

Why Afghanistan?

Data from the United Nation and UNICEF show that Afghan women face the following challenges: -Women are physically, emotionally and sexually violated 90 percent of the time. -More than 50 percent of Afghan girls are engaged by the age of 12 and nearly 60 percent are married by the age of 16 to far older […]

Bangladesh Cooperative – Spring 2017 Newsletter

A few years ago, a SowHope team led by CEO Mary Dailey Brown was verifying a microfinance project in Bangladesh and was invited to visit a rural school. The teacher at this school, Bobita, was very inspired as Mary talked about SowHope’s work with women around the world. So Bobita, still actively teaching, went on […]

Middle Schoolers Donate – Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Ten Year Celebration – Fall 2016 Newsletter

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] SowHope celebrated our 10th anniversary at an Open House at our office on May 15th, 2016. When SowHope turned 10 this January, it also marked the 10-year anniversary for our dedicated volunteers. SowHope’s model has always meant a dependence on the good will of helpers. […]

Dedication of a Birthing Center in Uganda

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Based on field visit reports from Mary Dailey Brown. Edited by Bonnie Conley & Amy Lindholm. The SowHope team just visited a village in Uganda that is home to a SowHope-funded birthing clinic. The team coordinated their visit with the dedication of the new facility, which […]