Tag Archives: Small Business Fund

Positive Change in Mary’s Family

Mary Phiri, aged 36, is married to Martin Ndoio. They have five children (2 boys and 3 girls; the oldest 13 years old) and they live right near the Manymula Trading Centre in rural Malawi. Canaan Gondwe, the local SIA Small Business Fund coordinator, met with  Mary and Martin several times to listen to them […]

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New Video: SIA in Uganda

Things are coming together for my trip to Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda this July! This 4 minute video features just a few of the SIA Small Business leaders that I will meet when I am there. After, if you’re inspired, please see to my online campaign page to contribute to the trip. Enjoy the sights […]

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Success stories from Kenya!

As promised, today we have real stories from the new business groups in Kenya. These groups are truly modeling the spirit of SIA. They are eagerly trying new things, realizing the benefits of their hard work, and paying-it-forward to help others in need. ‘We Build Ourselves’ Josephine and her two daughters, Martha & Dorcas, started a basket-making […]

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What’s one “small thing” I can do for peace?

Wambui Nguyo began her latest report from Nairobi with one of my favorite quotes: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.“   She continues, “These are words of Mother Teresa and they have an applicable meaning with the people of Korogocho slum who benefitted from the SIA Small Business Fund. What […]

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Grants that keep giving!

Today is about giving back! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday Giving Tuesday invites us to put our thanksgiving gratitude into action by helping others.  Spirit in Action giving happens everyday. Giving between neighbors in rural Malawi. Giving between grandparents and children in Meru, Kenya. Giving between students and teachers at schools in Eldoret, Kenya. Giving between […]

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