The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/15/2017 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/
Or register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-africa-harlem-street-festival-2017-tickets-32033139984
Creating sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle
of exchange that enriches everyone.
- Everyone has the power and potential to transform their life.
- Regardless of where you were born or what challenges you have faced, you can find your strength and rise.
- Women living in poverty can find their spark, and release their power on the world.
We are mentors and coaches, partnering with smart but impoverished women to help them get the skills and confidence they need to be savvy entrepreneurs. Business training. Check. Self-generated earning opportunities. Check. Holistic support. Check.
Does it work? Absolutely. Learn about our impact.
We have found that for women to successfully move out of poverty, what they need is confidence and business skills. Our model allows them to leave poverty behind…for good.
Why Women and Entrepreneurship?
- It allows women to solve their own problems.
- It creates dignity, ownership and self-sufficiency.
- It can be scaled globally.
- It creates lasting opportunities for women to lift their families out of poverty.
- Reduces poverty
- Spurs investment in children
- Creates greater self-esteem
- Increases bargaining power
- Reduces domestic violence
BeadforLife has a dozen years of experience helping women living in poverty become self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Our Street Business School is a 6-month, mobile classroom in which women receive entrepreneurial training and mentoring to help them create a successful business. It focuses on helping women build their confidence and belief in themselves, while giving them the skills and knowledge to start businesses that will sustain their families. This is a cost-effective and scalable opportunity for women living in poverty to become successful business owners.
BeadforLife jewelry and other products are also produced by empowered business women! To create our beautiful products, BeadforLife works with women who have graduated from our business training program, and who are outstanding artisans. We also occasionally partner with organized groups of women who know how to make beads, but have struggled to sell them. For these groups, BeadforLife provides both a market for their products, and an offer to their members to attend Street Business School.
The purchase of our products not only provides increased income for the artisan to meet their immediate needs, it also allows us to offer our business training to other women. And, of course, our products make beautiful gifts with meaning – for you or a friend.