Kurandza #IStandForGirls 2018
I LOVE the month of September!!! For a lot of reasons, including: my birthday, lots of other family birthdays, the end of summer/beginning of fall, our wedding anniversary, and my blog’s anniversary!! September is usually a very happy month for us, and so far I think this September may just be one of the best ones yet!
This year though, I’m excited for September for another reason, too! September is campaign month for the group Kurandza. Kurandza is a non-profit that offers support for women and girls in Mozambique. (In case you were wondering Kurandza means "to love" in Changana, the local language of the people we work with in Mozambique.) Kurandza invests in the women and girls in Mozambique in different ways, always listening to local needs to drive their projects that they create and fund. On their site Kurandza states: “Through education, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development programs, women learn to become leaders in their villages, sharing their skills and knowledge with the rest of their community, and creating an opportunity for thousands of people.”
I first head of Kurandza back in February when I attended my very first conference in Austin, Thrive. There I met Elisabetta, the founder of Kurandza. I remember briefly talking with Elisabetta and thinking how sweet she was! I picked up some info from her, and left her my email. A few months later we got to reconnect via phone (which I was stupidly nervous about, she’s so easy to talk to!) and I got to learn a lot more about her, Kurandza, and their mission. I immediately knew I wanted to a part of their upcoming campaign in whatever way I could be!
One of the things that Kurandza does that really hit home with me was they provide education opportunities to women and girls in Mozambique. Being a teacher (even though it seems like that was a lifetime ago) I immediately recognized what a huge impact this would have on the girls. I love this graphic from Kurandza that shows the positive impact their making:
Every year, Kurandza holds a month long campaign to help sponsor the education of girls in Mozambique. This year, I’m joining their campaign and I want you to, as well!! Help me change the lives of young girls who deserve a safe place to get an education, that will forever change their life!
The Kurandza website is an excellent way to learn even more about the non-profit, what they do, their mission, and where exactly any donation you make will be going.