We appreciate the support and enthusiasm of our donors and supporters with anything they can do to help Partners in the Horn of Africa be more effective in empowering Ethiopians to help themselves.
Two or three times a year, we give you the latest news and stories in our "Ethiopia Calling" newsletter, and you can receive this:
- in printed form by mail that you can read and share (happily we have donors who pay for the cost of printing & mailing)
- as part of our E-News email news list
- both in printed form AND as part of our E-News email list
Our E-News email news list receives no more 12 E-News messages a year, including an exact copy of our printed newsletter in Adobe Reader/PDF format. We want to keep in touch, but promise not to overwhelm you with correspondence as can happen with other aid groups.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to:
add or update your contact information
to request a printed newsletter by mail
to join our email news list
Our new Note Cards are now available featuring three women from one of our micro-financing programs. Each time you send one of these cards it tells your friends that you support our work in Ethiopia and it introduces new people to Partners in the Horn of Africa.
The net proceeds will help fund Partners' administrative costs. We thank you for your support.
- 12 cards and envelopes per package for $25.00
- Cards are 4" X 6" in size
- One picture selection per package
- Blank inside
- Inscription on the back of each card identifies these women as being in one of Partners' micro-financing programs
- Shipping is included in the price
"A Great BIG Run For Africa" is a 100km relay from West Kelowna to Enderby to raise funds & awareness for Partners in the Horn of Africa.
Runners collect donations and/or pledges, then run 5 km or more with 100% of money raised going to Partners' micro financing projects.
Just $70 can help one Ethiopian woman start a business to support her family. Imagine the impact of thousands of dollars!
Sunday October 19, 2014 starting from Flaman Fitness in West Kelowna at 7:00 am (see full schedule below). Runners will arrive at the Partners' office at 900A Belvedere St. in Enderby at about 5:15 pm with an escort by the Enderby Fire Department.
How Can I Get Involved?
If you would like to participate in the run or sponsor a runner with your own pledge, here's how:
Contact Stephanie Moore at email@example.com
➤ Great Big Run for Africa Facebook Page for latest info
➤ Information pamphlet with registration information (Adobe Reader required)
➤ Pledge Sheet (Adobe Reader required)
➤ Lots of great photos of the 2012 Kelowna to Enderby run are featured here
➤ Lots of great photos of previous runs are featured here
Contact Deb Summers at the Partners office in Enderby at 250-838-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Great BIG thank you to our 2014 Sponsors:
- Flaman Fitness
- Kelowna Truck & RV
- AFD Petroleum
- Apex Sand & Gravel
- Pro Sign
- Pushor Mitchell Lawyers
- Enderby Fire Department
The support of these dedicated businesses and organizations is instrumental to the success of A Great Big Run For Africa!
Partners in the Horn of Africa is an Enderby-based charity that works in Ethiopia. One of Partners' main focus is the plight of marginalized women in a country where the average per capita wage is $125.00 per year. All proceeds from A Great BIG Run For Africa go to provide micro loans to marginalized women in Ethiopia. The Run was conceived as a way for Canadians to reach out to Ethiopian women. A $70 loan will permit an Ethiopian woman to start her own business. Those loans have a wonderful track record in developing countries. Impoverished women can dramatically improve the living standards of their families if they are allowed to start their own small businesses.
➤ Learn more about our Micro Financing Projects
Schedule for the 2014 West Kelowna to Enderby Run
7:00am Flaman Fitness in West Kelowna
8:20am Esso on east side of bridge
8:50am Staples at Dilworth Centre
10:00am Kelowna International Airport
10:45am Shell Gas Lake Country
12:20pm Okanagan College Vernon Campus
3:30pm A&W Armstrong
* This route is subject to change - TBA
**All timing is approximate
History of A Great BIG Run for Africa
In 2004, Alison Moscrop travelled to Ethiopia to visit first hand the projects that Partners in the Horn of Africa were doing to end extreme poverty. One day, awoken in the early morning by the sound of hundreds of people running along the streets of the capital city in Addis Ababa, Alison learned that many people in the country participate in races barefoot or in whatever shoes they own just for the love of running. Upon her return to Canada, Alison wanted to do a fundraiser that incorporated running to support Partner's projects.
In 2005, A Great BIG Run for Africa was born when Stephanie Moore and Crystal Flaman, both friends of Alison suggested they run 100km to raise awareness and funds for Partners in the Horn of Africa's micro-financing program.
The money raised has enabled thousands of women to create better lives for themselves and their families through the creation of their own small business with training and a micro-financing loan. Donations will be provided to Partners to utilize in projects where they need the funds the most, unless specified by the donor.
Join us and let's help end extreme poverty together or pledge your support!
Here’s a wonderful example of how a group in Vancouver developed what is now an annual event...
Dancing for Partners...Mom & Me Dance
There is something so special about Mothers’ Day…flowers, candies, token of love for all the hard work our Moms achieve over the past 12 months. There is a group in North Vancouver, Mom and Me, which has decided to extend the appreciation of mothers on a global level. Mom and Me was conceived and created two decades ago by Jo-Anne Kates. She provides pre and postnatal classes for new moms in the district, along with a myriad of necessary and informative support to mothers.
Last year, the mothers were moved to action by the South Asian tsunami, but quickly realized there were more women in the world that could benefit from their fund raising efforts. They wanted a charitable organization where they were assured that 100% of their money could go directly to help women. Partners in the Horn of Africa fit the bill with its mandate of empowering women and they decided to mark Mother’s Day with a family dance for the women of Ethiopia.
The event was a great success. Over 150 people attended. Partners’ board member Yehalem Metiku presented an evocative slide show of the plight of Ethiopian women and described the Partners’ micro financing project where the monies from the evening were being directed. With the support of Mom and Me’s contribution over 100 unemployed women in rural Ethiopia were given loans to open their own businesses. As initial loans are repaid, the women are entitled to larger loans and are encouraged to band together to form larger businesses. These projects have been a great success and many women are now operating their own small businesses. For these women, the cycle of poverty has been broken.
Buoyed by their recent success, the Mom and Me group are planning another celebratory community dance to acknowledge Mother’s Day 2006, and are hoping to attract more local citizens to dance to a charitable beat.
The women of the Mom and Me Network are sterling examples of the principles of Partners in the Horn of Africa – women in the developed world empowering Ethiopian women through grass roots action.
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