As published in the Leamington Southpoint Sun
This November, David Dyck and his son Andrew of Learmington will be cycling in Myanmar to raise money to support women-owned businesses and farming enterprises. They are travelling with MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates), an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty.
The Myanmar project endeavours to bridge the gap between poverty and opportunity by providing beneficiaries with both funding and business expertise. This five-year initiative aims to help 25,000 female entrepreneurs attain sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families.
All donations to this project are multiplied seven times in impact with funding from Global Affairs Canada.
You can help David and Andrew achieve their fundraising goal of $20,000 by donating here.
Donations can also be sent directly to the MEDA office at 155 Frobisher Drive, Suite I-106, Waterloo, ON N2V 2E1. All monies raised will go directly to the project in Myanmar.
Follow David and Andrew's trip at www.ladndad.wordpress.com.
As published on CBC: Kitchener-Waterloo
Two local entrepreneurs are wrapping up their hike of the 900 kilometers on Bruce Trail.
Elaine Shantz and Miriam Turnbull took on the walk to support a local initiative that aims to help women farmers in Northern Ghana grow and have access to nutritious foods.