The influential marketing blog Hispanic Trending writes… “The trend started as a trickle a few years ago, but now it’s huge: Media companies providing content for Latinos, but in English. Why is this happening now? Rodriguez: What’s happening is that media companies and the businesses that support them – i.e., brands – are beginning to [...]
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4,641 Blogs, in 134 Countries, reaching 34,698,241 Readers – Blog Action Day focuses on water. There have been some recent posts on famvin about water but for those of you who want to dig deeper into the often shocking, disheartening, yet hopeful issues around water, we’ve outlined a list of ideas for things to write about below.
For starters … more people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Calling all Vincentian Family bloggers! Blog Action Day is devoted to raising our consciousness. More than 2,200 bloggers from 113 different countries have already registered to blog about these and other startling facts, with more and more joining every day.
51 Businesses Receive Interest-Free Loans For Expansion. Zafèn, a new online microfinance program targeting small- and medium-sized business in Haiti, has raised $140,000 from lenders and donors around the world in its first six months and funded more than 300 projects. Click read more Related FAMVIN Posts:Zafen-Fonkose best in classDaughters of Charity and Haitian womenHaiti [...]
Here is your chance to double your impact in Haiti. During the week of Sept. 27th to Oct. 3rd, the International Vincentian Family will match the first US$25,000 in loans contributed on Zafèn. Click Read More for additional information about this offer and Zafèn in the media.
De Paul University released a very effective YouTube video “Zafèn: An Online Microloan Program for Haitian Entrepreneurs” featuring among others the General Consul of Haiti, a representative of the Haitian Diaspora Liason and the President of DePaul along with clips that effectively tell the story of Zafen.
The Sisters of Charity Federation July 2010 Newsletter “NGO News” is available below. It features a report on the gathering of all the representatives, the status of Millennium Development Goals and many other valuable stories. Newsletter June 2010 Related FAMVIN Posts:Sisters call for comprehensive immigration reform$25,000 is at stake!New Executive Director – Sisters of Charity [...]
The project Tsiry (Seeds) reports on the impact of its Vincentian Family Systemic Change Prize in 2009. Rose de Lima Ramanankavana reports the success story involving the commitment and collaboration within the Vincentian Family and the hunger of the poor for education and training. That in just 3 months they have 604 participants in 11 [...]
Voice of America writes, “A new website makes it easier for the Haitian diaspora in the United States to help fund the reconstruction of their homeland following January’s devastating earthquake. Zafen.org connects projects in Haiti with individual and institutional sources of funding. Zafèn means ‘It’s our business’ in Haitian Creole. Podcast Related FAMVIN Posts:Zafen cited [...]
Among other interesting things on the Vincentian Millenium Partnership (Great Britain) a project to identify 350 people who could benefit from the help of the wider Vincentian Family and a database of ideas. Related FAMVIN Posts:Legacy of Vincent and LouiseSaturday afternoon at the opera with Vincent and LouiseVincent and Louise! – It really is an opera!350th [...]
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