Hi friends, I wanted to invite you to one of three HOPE events in Richmond, VA coming up in two weeks. Katie Nienow who spent 3 years working for HOPE in Africa will be the lead speaker and will be sharing how the work of HOPE’s microfinance programs has helped thousands of families out of poverty in the 14 countries that we serve.
We’re planning on doing two businesses lunches for working professionals on April 19th and 20th. These are from 12:00 – 1:00pm and allow someone who has family or personal commitments in the evening to attend an information session from HOPE during the lunch hour. Lunch is complimentary, but you’ll need to sign up using the links listed below. Please attend one of these events during the day, if you know you will not be able to make it on Tuesday night.
Register for a Spot Using the Links Provided:
Sam Millers – Shockhoe Bottom (Business Lunch) – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1420680293
April 19th – 12:00 – 1:00pm
Capital Ale House – Innsbrook (Business Lunch) – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1521606165
April 20th – 12:00 – 1:00pm
Tuesday Evening Presentation:
A group of friends has set up an event on Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Current Restaurant (@ the Hat Factory) and has invited a few representatives from HOPE to speak. So if you can make it to the event after work, please plan to come! And come early because we’re expecting a lot of people. You can hang out by the patio next to the canal. It’s a happy hour format with a short presentation and a time for questions.
Hat Factory – Downtown (Happy Hour)
April 19th – 6:00 – 7:30
About the Presentation:
Before she lived in Africa, Katie Nienow grew up in Richmond, VA and since I’ve been living in Richmond for the past five years, HOPE wanted to do a series of HOPE events with both of us. So I’ll be flying in from the Dominican Republic to give you all an update on the work I’ve been involved in here in the ghettos of Santo Domingo, the city schools of La Romana, and in the sugar cane batey communities in rural Domincan Republic.
I promise that these events will be highly entertaining (in the seven months I’ve lived abroad, I’ve accumulated quite a few stories). But primarily, you’ll get to learn about how investing in microfinance is helping thousands and thousands of families out of poverty. Money invested in Microfinance goes toward making small business loans to people, providing training and building financial skills in the process. The businesses that they create, help provide enough food for the family and help send their kids to school.
Bring yourself and bring a friend!
Contact me with any questions, hope you’re doing well,