Archive | Latest News RSS feed for this section
Fikire Chime (Malawi) takes her donuts to market 3 days a week. I'm grateful for her dedication to her business!

Being Grateful for What We Do

In the U.S. this is a week to reflect on and say out loud what we are grateful for. Recently, a friend asked me to list the three reasons I’ve chosen this work, and this organization. The three points express well my thankfulness for Spirit in Action:  1. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with how much need there […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Many women as part of the Kasozi Savings group

4 Things To Help Me Not Feel Overwhelmed

1. Catching Dennis Kiprop’s Contagious Optimism Dennis Kiprop, a SIA Small Business Fund Coordinator in Kenya and our source of unending optimism, shared this encouraging story, called One Matters, with me this week. He prefaced, with his usual positive outlook, “SIA is a unique organization that has changed a lot of lives that once were hopeless and […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
Tanya and Boyd visiting a Small Business Fund family in Manyamula Village, Malawi.

How do we choose?

People often ask me about how Spirit in Action chooses the groups who receive our $150 Small Business Fund (SBF) grants. Today, I’ll share just two of the factors that help us in our decisions. Community Part of how we choose is determined by where our Small Business Fund Local Coordinators are located. Rather than choose […]

6 Comments Continue Reading →
A mix of footprints and bike tracks on the dusty road in Manyamula Village, Malawi.

Wisdom from Del: “Act in the Truth”

On this election day in the U.S., I post something to remind us of our core and common humanity. Del Anderson wrote the reflection below in the weeks just after September 11th, 2001, and for me it is a call to search for and hold onto that flame of hope within each of us. Where ever […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Jamarose Onyango is the treasurer for the SIA merry-go-round savings group. She told us this summer that she used to just stay at home all day and now she is happy to have a business to tend to.

Business is Booming in Nairobi

I wrote a few weeks ago about adapting to the challenges of starting small businesses in the slums of Nairobi. Slums are crowded spaces with temporary structures that people live in permanently. And they are also places brimming with shops, stalls, and roadside hawkers. This week Wambui Nguyo, our local coordinator in Nairobi, sent an […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
1 Comment Continue Reading →