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Prosperity Catalyst Project Launch in Haiti

A project of Prosperity Catalyst

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Will you join us to create sustainable change for women in Haiti?

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Linda (on the left), a Founding Catalyzer and Board Member, visiting Haiti to learn more about women's lives

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Landy & Wilnese - our first two Haitian candle-makers!

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Siiri Morley, Executive Director, with our partners in Haiti

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The future location of our candle workshop! Help us move in in early 2013.

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This is where our Haitian beeswax is coming from!

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Elvire, from our Haitian partner, AFASDA, writing a note of encouragement to candlemakers from Iraq and Burma

Will you help us catalyze change for women in Haiti? Every donation will be matched & will accompany funding from the State Department!

After 3 years of building Prosperity Candle, we have launched Prosperity Catalyst. The time is right for our nonprofit side - focused on incubating prosperity with training, support, and inspiration to women entrepreneurs - to grow. Today, under our Executive Director Siiri Morley's leadership, we are raising funds to grow our work into Haiti.

Haiti is a country with horrible statistics. 80% of the population is living in poverty and the unemployment rate is at 40.6%. 90% of women in Haiti have experienced some kind of violence and 1/3 of girls over 6 never go to school. This is the bad news.

The good news is that there are solutions to these problems. There are resources available, amazing grassroots organizations, hard-working women ready to create change, and markets that are interested in high quality Haitian products. Prosperity Catalyst is designed to be a matchmaker between these organizations to help make economic empowerment effective and sustainable.

We have received grants from the State Department and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) but we still have a funding gap to make our work a success next year.We are so close!

Your donations will help us train women in work readiness and candle-making, to rent a space, to invest in candle equipment, to build partnerships, and, most importantly, to build a team with the skills and passion to make this all happen.

To reach our goals, generous donors have offered to match each dollar raised up to $30,000 before the end of the year. Please join us as we catalyze change for women in Haiti - and beyond!


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Will you help us catalyze change for women in in distressed regions around the world? Every donation helps!

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$19,625 raised of $30,000 goal
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($7,825 online, $11,800 offline)
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