It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time for our yearly #IStandForGirls campaign! For the third year in a row, we’re dedicating an entire month to raising awareness and funds for our schools (and other programs) in Mozambique and we have a feeling that this year will be our best yet.
Hello Kurandza Family! We are SO excited to announce that our Meet The Girls webpage is now completed and live! We finally have a place on our website where you can meet ALL of the 200+ girls (and boys) who are learning and growing in our 5 partner schools in Mozambique! From our pre-school and primary school students to our secondary students, you’ll get to see the smiley faces of the students that are so happy to be going to school! The children are grateful to our sponsors for allowing them to get an education, and we love that now you can see whose lives you are impacting! In this blog post we’ll be sharing with you why girls education is important, the impact, and a few stories of some of our girls.
We want to give a BIG thank you to everyone who participated and applied to our Giveback Partnership Program campaign in March. It was a huge success, and we are SO excited to increase the impact in our programs in Mozambique by bringing on new partners. Before we introduce them, we first want to talk about what a Giveback Partner is and why they are making an impact in our community:
We’re so excited to introduce one of our newest partner for this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Kate Matheson owns a coaching company, Matheson & Co, for hardworking health and wellness practitioners who need help building an amazing business. We are so happy and excited to have Kate on our team of partners! Be sure to check out Kate’s website and Instagram where she shares awesome referral guides, online training sessions, and different ways to work with her for your business. Sit back and enjoy the interview!
We want to give you an update on how are girls are doing in the education program that was made possible from the success of our 2018 #IStandForGirls Campaign. It is thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and Giveback Partners that we were able to raise funds for 200 girls in Mozambique to go to school this year! Before we give you an update on our how our girls are doing in school, we first want to remind you why Kurandza’s main focus is on girls education.
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Stephanie Rubio has supported Kurandza as a Giveback Partner since November of 2018 through her amazing business, Soverve Marketing Group. She owns a a female-led marketing agency (#girlpower) catering to women in businesses and specializes in areas of digital marketing strategy, management, creation, and promotion. We are so happy and honored to have Stephanie on our team of partners!
One of the most exciting aspects of partnering with Kurandza is being able to make a tangible impact in the lives of women and girls in eastern Africa! Our partners have an understanding of how each dollar impacts our programs in Mozambique, and how important their monthly support is. This blog post will give a peek into the impact that our Giveback Partners help create by supporting our work in Mozambique.
Kurandza is grateful to have the support of some incredible individuals, brands, and organizations from all over the world! Our Giveback Partners are the reason why we can continue impacting the lives of women and girls in eastern Africa! Below are some of our current Giveback Partners, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of them all!
Hello Kurandza family and friends! As many of you may know we launched our Giveback Partnership Program Campaign for the month of March. We’re looking for entrepreneurs and women-led businesses who have a passion for girls education and women empowerment, and who want to add a giving component to their business model. All chosen partners will donate a portion of business proceeds to Kurandza to support girls’ education and will provide their customers or clients with a way to shop or work with them while giving back.
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Kate Crocco has supported Kurandza since the 2018 #IStandForGirls campaign through her amazing business, Kate Crocco Mindset + Confidence Coach. This #girlboss offers a 6-month mastermind program to develop your CEO mindset to build a successful and thriving business for other fellow entrepreneurs. We are honored to have Kate on our team of partners!
Last week, our girls at our partner schools in Mozambique had their first day of school. For many of the girls, it was their first day of school ever and they were so excited :) We want to share a quick recap of their first day of school so you can join in with the excitement and get to know the girls a little bit better!
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Amy Everhart has supported Kurandza since mid-2018 through her amazing business, Amy Everhart Coaching. This entrepreneur owns a virtual studio that offers copywriting and content strategy services to fellow entrepreneurs. We are honored to have Amy on our team of partners!
In a short time, Kurandza has come a long way. If you follow us on Instagram, you have heard a bit about our founder, Elisabetta, and our Country Director, Percina's stories. Just in case you missed it, we will sum it all up by saying that Kurandza hasn't come to fruition overnight. Years of hard work, dreaming, and collaboration has led us to where we are today.
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Cassandra Le has supported Kurandza since the beginning of 2018 through her amazing business, The Quirky Pineapple Studio. This entrepreneur owns a virtual studio that offers copywriting and content strategy services to fellow entrepreneurs. We are honored to have Cassandra on our team of partners!
It’s December and that means that school is out in Mozambique! Our first group of sponsored girls (from the 2017 #IStandForGirls Campaign) just finished their first sponsored year of school! A lot of the girls finished their first year of school ever, and some of the other, older girls, finished their first year of school without difficulty.
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Mandi Holmes has supported Kurandza since this past Spring through her amazing business, She Can Coterie. This #GirlBoss owns an expert business management and marketing boutique with a team of 18 incredible women. Each of these womenhelp other boss ladies make their dreams a reality and walk in their strengths. Mandi explains that “when women walk in their strength it inspires other women to walk in theirs, and together we will change the world.” We are honored to have Mandi on our team of partners!
Can you believe the holidays are already right around the corner? It’s easy to get caught up in the festive rush of Christmas shopping and the addicting buzz of Black Friday deals. But as fun as these things are, don’t forget about one of the biggest opportunities of the year to make a huge difference with where you choose to spend your money.
We did it! In two months we successfully secured scholarships for over 100 girls in Mozambique! We reached (and even surpassed!) our goal of providing school fees, books, uniforms, backpacks, and transportation to 100 vulnerable girls so that they will be able to get an education in Mozambique!
In the states, we’re in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a brand new school year. But for our girls in Mozambique, the school year is winding down in November. Since their school year runs from February to November, all of the girls the Kurandza community supported through the 2017 #IStandForGirls campaign are just about finished with their school year - their first one ever for many of them!
To us, $20 might not seem like it can make much of a difference. It’s the cost of a week’s worth of lattes, it’s the cost of a mostly full tank of gas, it’s the cost of a cheap manicure, or a meal out with friends. But to the families we work with in Mozambique - 20 US dollars is life-changing.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE #ISTANDFORGIRLS CAMPAIGN!
It’s almost that time again! Our 2018 #IStandForGirls campaign is coming up quickly and we’re so excited for what this year’s campaign has in store. If you were around last year, you’ll know that this is our second campaign and with the success of our first one (you sent more than 100 girls to school!) we’re dreaming big this year too!
One of our favorite parts about running a non-profit is the community of world-changing, strong women we’ve been inspired by over the years. Making a tangible difference in the lives of women around the world is the cornerstone of our mission at Kurandza and we love highlighting brands, influencers, bloggers, and really, anyone, on a mission to do the same.
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Kimberly Pendleton (Kim) met Kurandza's founder, Elisabetta, at a transformational retreat in Tulum, Mexico last year, and has supported Kurandza ever since! She is the founder of Heart Space, and she works to empower women all over the world-- both internationally and here in the U.S. She is an inspiration to all who meet her! We are honored to have Kim as one of our very special Giveback Partners!
In early February, our girls at our partner schools in Mozambique had their first day of school. For many of the girls, it was their first day of school ever and there was a tangible feeling of excitement in the air. We want to share a quick recap of their first day of school so you can join in with the excitement and get to know the girls a little bit better!
We’re so excited to introduce this month’s Giveback Partner Spotlight! Alyssa Coleman has supported Kurandza since the beginning (she was our first ever Giveback Partner!) and we’ve only grown to love her more during our time working together. An entrepreneurial lady-boss herself, Alyssa has built a brand around empowering women entrepreneurs to grow their business through productivity strategies. She’s helped countless women and we are honored to have her on our team of partners!
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of collaboration and community. In fact, Kurandza was built on the idea that working together and relying on the strengths of others can improve the lives of people all over the world. We think it has everything to do with our success.
Our monthly spotlights of our Giveback Partners is one of our favorite blog posts of the month because it gives a "face to the name" of the people who make Kurandza what it is. Giveback Partners are monthly supporters of Kurandza, either individually, as an organization, or through a retail partnership or event.
A few weeks ago we shared our Impact Report thus far, and, as inspiring as it is to look back on what we've been able to accomplish with the help of our supporters, we are even more excited to look forward. We are almost a month into 2018 and we think it's the perfect time to keep the momentum of a new year going by making our goals public.