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The following is a guest post from our Social Documentary Training participants Michele Zousmer, Michael J. Costa and Sara Begley. “Oh the stories I could tell you about Syreeta,“ Antoinette jokingly mused about her daughter. “From inviting every neighbor child in for dinner to the year she gave away the Thanksgiving turkey straight out of […]






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Post-production is in full swing here at the Foundation for Women offices in San Diego.  For the past ten hours our workshop participants have made storyboards, transcribed, selected quotes, edited audio … and the end is nowhere in sight. “Film is a team effort, but when you’re a photographer it’s a solo effort,” explains Michele […]






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Hello from sunny San Diego! The STF team is here leading a workshop for six talented photographers, storytellers, interviewers, and filmmakers to produce media for Foundation for Women’s (FFW) “I Challenge Life!” campaign. Over the past couple of months, STF and FFW have worked together to determine how we, as media producers, can help raise […]






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Foundation for Women is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit microfinance organization established in 1997 with offices in San Diego, CA  and Liberia. FFW’s  mission is to help alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship by providing microcredit loans, motivational programs, credit establishment, and other services to impoverished women both locally and globally. Through programs such as microcredit, women have […]






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Editor’s Note: Remember when the Stirring the Fire team was in Liberia documenting Foundation for Women‘s “All Liberian Women’s Summit“?  Phil Borges, STF founder, recaps the project for us and has the film they created with the young women leaders to share! This past August I traveled to Liberia to document a women’s leadership summit. Foundation […]






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Kevin Castner reflects on his travels to document the work of Foundation for Women (FFW) in Liberia with Phil Borges and WTYSL. My final reflections?  This was an actual adventure for me, something I’ve never done and well outside my comfort zone.  I missed not being able to ‘move’, since we always had to be ferried by car […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. “What God […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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