MEDA Chapter - Lancaster

Chapter Chair: Hans Weaver
Chapter Contact: Carol Eby-Good
Tel: 717-560-6546

Lancaster Chapter meeting with Crystal Weaver

CrystalJoin us Tuesday, January 24 for the next Lancaster Chapter meeting!

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm, with light appetizers
Location: Passenger Coffee, 7 W King St, Lancaster
Parking is available at the Hagar Parking lots (33 N Prince St) or Prince Street Garage (111 N Prince St)
$15/person, payable at the door
RSVP by January 20
: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

Crystal Weaver is a visionary who enjoys creating businesses that contribute specifically to the social landscape of Lancaster city.

Her specific passion and experience is in creating job opportunities within the hospitality sector that are meaningful, empowering, and forward thinking. Crystal loves connecting people and places in ways that have lasting impact.  She is the owner/operator of Prince St Cafe, Passenger Coffee Roasting, as well as prior city business ventures with a market stand at Central Market as well as real estate ventures with residential rehab and housing.

Crystal grew up as the oldest of five children on a working farm in Millersville.  She was gifted her business sense from her parents as they learned and worked together in many small business ventures on the farm.  She moved to Lancaster city at age 18 in search of more opportunities to interact with people than corn fields and has been thriving there ever since.

Support our Chapter Project!

The Equitable Prosperity Through Private Sector Development (EPTPSD) project or Maendeleo Sawa (M-Sawa) is focused on supporting economic growth in Kenya through working with small entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture, construction, and extractives sectors. MEDA’s goal is to reach 20,000 entrepreneurs and strengthen the profitability and competitiveness of 250 SME’s/Lead Firms assisted. The project and its partners will employ a lead firm approach, targeting SMEs which have the potential to impact a large number of smallholder farmers, small entrepreneurs and other SMEs in their supply chains. The project will also encourage businesses to use more environmentally-friendly technologies and practices and to pay particular attention to supporting women-led businesses and improved gender practices.

Witness the incredible outcomes of community growth that occurs when people living in poverty have the tools they need to develop their businesses. We invite your contributions to the Lancaster Chapter’s fundraising project!

Women Empowering Women 

MEDA and the Lancaster Chapter have launched a women’s group, called “Women Empowering Women with MEDA,” which meets several times a year to promote the importance of women's economic empowerment as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Women Empowering Women with MEDA provides an opportunity for women to learn about issues facing women in developing countries, as well as MEDA's projects that empower women to rise above social and cultural barriers toward improved livelihoods. Women who are members of Women Empowering Women with MEDA will have unique and meaningful opportunities to engage with MEDA projects in various countries around the world, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

We invite you to join this group! Mark your calendars for our next meetings in 2017:
Date: Tuesdays: March 28, May 9, September 19
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Candy Factory (342 N. Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603)
Click here to download a PDF with a map and instructions for where to find parking.
RSVP: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

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