We love to help spread the word for our friends over at Global Partnerships, and they have an event coming up that you should know about:
Global Partnerships' Seventh Annual Business of Hope Luncheon
Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom
One of the largest celebrations of microfinance in the world, this annual fundraiser Luncheon supports Seattle-based nonprofit Global Partnerships in expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. Join over 1,200 civic and business leaders at this signature event which supports innovative solutions that help people help themselves. Speakers this year include Costco CEO and Co-founder Jim Sinegal along with Dolores Maritza Jiménez, a microloan recipient from El Salvador who will share how the small store she runs with the help of microfinance is providing a better life for her family. Global Partnerships supports microfinance in seven countries in Central and South America with a focus on reaching under served populations, especially women and the rural poor.
Seat prices start at $65 and can be purchased online at www.globalpartnerships.org or by calling 206.652.8717.Ana Luz Tobar runs a small variety store from her home in rural El Salvador.