Friday, June 17, 2016

My Friend's Fundraiser with #LinkyParty

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Make My Saturday Sweet #178!

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Today I want to introduce you to a friend of ours whom we met at Youth With A Mission (YWAM), South Africa, a few years ago. She's now living in Portland, Oregon, as a full-time missionary and we still keep in touch. Her name is Portia and she's got a fundraiser on the go. She explains it best, so keep on reading!

From Portia
I am passionate about seeing positive change come to the lives of the most vulnerable in society. Since joining the team at Loom International, where we work with a wide range of different community development projects aimed at vulnerable women and children, I have become aware that my earlier training is not enough. Granted, I have had the privilege of using my accounting knowledge here and on the field (I studied accounting before I became a missionary), I find that by and large I am handling issues that I am ill-equipped for.

That is why I am now pursuing an MA in Global Development and Justice. This MA is perfectly suited to what I am doing and what I hope to pursue in the future. Please sponsor me as I seek to raise $10,000 towards my tuition fees. I am slowly building stamina for my sponsored 10k run (July 23rd - Sunset on the Springwater). I will still work full-time and study part-time. Finally, it may interest you to know that I have the full support of Loom International.

What is Loom International?
Loom International brings people, resources, training and information together for the benefit of women and children at risk. We are committed to bring change by working with others in hope and interdependence.

Click Here to Sponsor Me!

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