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By Amanda Coen View more photos at www.amandacoen.blogspot.com After almost two years with New York City as my base, I decided it was a time for a change. When thinking of where I wanted to devote my energy and what sort of projects I’d be involved in, Awamaki seemed the perfect solution. The Quechua words away […]






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Lumana, a non-profit organization based out of Seattle, reduces poverty and increase opportunity for individuals in rural Africa through microfinance, savings services, and business education. Currently focusing on the Volta Region of Ghana, Lumana acts as a partner when facilitating healthy, prosperous and economically resilient communities. Lumana’s fellows program gives volunteers the opportunity to make […]






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Mufindi Orphans, Inc. by Rebecca Kuntz 20 women sit in a circle on the ground. The hot sun shines down on their faces as they laugh and tell stories. Babies cling to their backs, wrapped in colorful cloths, as these women work. Their hands move in an intentional and flowing rhythm as the yellow reed […]






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Advocate Safe House Project by Sarah Schwab Advocate Safe House Project is a community based non-profit in Glenwood Springs, Colorado whose mission is to, ‘promote healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment, and safe housing.’ In 1986, a group of community members felt a need to respond to the growing awareness of domestic […]






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Women for Afghan Women by Roya Jalili  Women For Afghan Women, is a non-profit, human rights organization based out of  Queens, New York and Kabul, Afghanistan.  WAW advocates, empowers, and shelters women and children. Most of the clients in Queens, New York are refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Morocco.  WAW works with NGO groups […]






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Lower East Side Girls Club – By Amanda Coen What began in 1996 as a means to address the lack of social services for women in the Lower East Side of Manhattan has now grown and seen much success. The Lower East Side Girls Club is a fun, creative haven for girls aged 8 to […]






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Do you know an awesome Non-Profit Organization empowering women and girls? Do they have volunteer opportunities? With Stirring the Fire’s “Inspire Changemakers” campaign we are reaching out to you, citizen journalists, to share on our blog the great ways to become a changemaker in your community. For International Women’s Day, March 8th, we will feature […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya.  Emily shares with us how Sure 24 started with education and is now benefiting the entire community they work in! The last week has been filled with washing clothes, feeding chickens, shoveling rocks, and a million other little […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya, and has a few new insights to share with us.  Below are the stories of both Nova and Wangare, two young girls who live at the Sure 24 orphanage. New Perspectives I’ve […]






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Far from the Heart began as an educational campaign performed through theatre, as a way of reaching adolescent teens about the issues surrounding dating violence and violence against women.  This important project began with the writer/producer Joan Chandler in 2006 as a live theatre presentation and forum that was developed by Sheatre in collaboration with […]






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