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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Five photos from our visit with Small Business Fund families in Manyamula Village, Malawi in July. For more about the Small Business Fund, read the FAQs here. Read more stories about Spirit in Action in Malawi!