May 13, 2010
Sustainable Seattle and Walking with Africans presents: Living Harambe Building a Bright Future Together
Seattle–Sustainable Seattle and Walking with Africans is pleased to announce a joint fundraiser venture called Living Harambe: Building a Bright Future Together. The fundraiser takes place at Hidmo, a local community restaurant and cultural center, and the event will feature world music, food, and opportunities to connect in this vibrant, culturally important locale. The event takes place on Thursday May 20th from 6:30 p.m. until well past sunset.
Hidmo means home and there is no other way to describe the feeling one gets at this local hub of excitement and community. Harambe is a Swahili word that means “pulling together” and that is exactly what Sustainable Seattle and Walking with Africans is doing in this collaboration of like minded not for profit organizations.
As per usual there is a suggested donation, but do not let price be a barrier. We encourage people to pay what they feel is appropriate as we would rather have people there with us, then stay at home on this exciting night of togetherness. The work that is being done from these two organizations is changing lives and growing power. We cannot continue our work without support so please consider sharing in whatever fashion you can.
Walking with Africans
WAF strongly believes that the poor have the capacity and will to transform their own lives. Our mission is to empower the rural poor to tap into their entrepreneurship and establish small business enterprises in order to raise living standards and cultivate a culture of saving and financial independence.
We will offer support through focused mentoring, training and financial backing.
Our core objectives:
- Reduce rural poverty by providing seed loans, especially to women and the most vulnerable groups in the community.
- Create income-generating opportunities by establishing an initial pool of resources for a microcredit and savings program.
- Help to diversify income-generating activities.
- Build trust and integrity by reinforcing personal accountability, transparency and a shared sense of ownership.