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A Look Back at 2018

Thank you for being a member of the Spark family in 2018! Please enjoy this year-end video as we reflect on the memories made and the lives forever changed. You are a vital part of the important work we are doing to transform communities around...

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28 December
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Stunning Progress at the Hope Farm

At the beginning of 2018, The Hope Community School Vegetable Farm was just a dream in the making. A new project at our partner organization in Zambia, intended to create growth not only of beautiful vegetables, but growth within the community as well. This hope...

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14 November
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A Wanderful Giveaway!

  We've collaborated before with the intrepid ladies over at Wanderful where their goal is to empower women travelers to explore the world and to connect with each other. We're all about experiential travel and making powerful, personal connections. So, we were thrilled when they reached...

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01 March
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A Fond Farewell: Lucy Jodlowska

At the end of this month the Spark Ventures team will bid farewell to Lucy Jodlowska, our Director of Social Impact Investments.     After more than four years of significant contributions to the Spark Ventures mission, Lucy is moving on to explore new opportunities. Lucy has...

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24 May
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Feliz Cumpleaños Las Tías – A Farm Field Trip

Sometimes Lucy, our Director of Social Impact Investments, spends her days in Nicaragua hiking up trails on our farm where you need a machete to get through the undergrowth. Sometimes she spends her days in meetings with distributors discussing purchasing agreements for cacao and honey....

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07 October
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The Spark Story, Now on Instagram

Our Director of Social Impact Investments, Lucy Jodlowska, also happens to be our in-house photographer extraordinaire. Thanks to her incredible skills, you are able to see our work in action in vivid detail - and since she's in the field so frequently, we get lots...

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09 June
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Honeybee Pilot Hives Begin Buzzing

Thirty hives on Nicaragua farm undergo first honey extraction harvest   We're thrilled to announce the launch of honey production on our farm investment in Nicaragua. With a pilot launch of 30 hives buzzing away (ultimately the farm will play host to 100 hives) we are already...

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05 May
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Counting our Chickens

Our social impact partner's poultry farm in Zambia, like any business, benefits from economy of scale. As the farm grows, the profit margins on their production increase - leading to more net revenue and more funds that can be transferred to support the operations of...

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19 April
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Nicaragua Thrills – See for yourself!

When people ask us about Spark Ventures' business driven philanthropy model or the impact this model has on hundreds of children in Nicaragua and Zambia, we often find ourselves saying at some point in the conversation: "Come and see for yourself!" Last week we had...

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17 February
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