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Village Banking in Ndola, Zambia

Our partner in Zambia, Hope Community School, continues to expand their reach to support and empower members of their community. Recently, they started a new community empowerment initiative called "Village Banking". The program is educating and empowering members of the community to understand and attain...

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17 June
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Nicaragua Farm Initiative

Back in 2014, Spark Ventures laid the foundation to begin a new agribusiness in the beautiful mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua - the El Tuma Farm. Made possible by many generous Spark supporters, the farm has expanded into 170 acres and has employed numerous local workers. The following...

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27 May
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Staying Connected: An Update From Spark Ventures And Our Partners

A message from Spark Ventures' Executive Director, Kristin Schrepferman:   Dear Friend of Spark,            My thoughts are with all of you, your families, and people around the world who are struggling during these difficult times. Our lives have changed and we face challenges we...

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27 March
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Las Tias Update

One year after the political demonstrations erupted in Nicaragua, Las Tías is stronger than ever! We spoke with Candida, one of Las Tías' directors, to gain some insight into what life was like in the midst of the unrest and what's happening now that it's...

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19 March
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Introducing W.O.W. – Twapia’s Women of Worth!

The community of Twapia continues to be impacted across generations. We are excited to introduce you to W.O.W., Twapia's Women of Worth!     W.O.W. The Women of Worth, “W.O.W.”, Group was formed to fulfill nutritional, healthcare, emotional and social needs of Twapia’s elderly women and to help them...

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20 February
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Zambia’s Newest Preschool Teacher

The staff serving Hope Community School's preschool classrooms is an incredibly dedicated bunch. Recently, Hope welcomed a new teacher to the team. When Ms. Patricia Mpambanya joined the teaching staff last month, she shared this personal account of what brought her to teaching at Hope, and...

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10 May
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Meeting Rebecca & Her Grandmother

One of the most powerful experiences for those who take the journey to meet our partners and see our work in action is the opportunity to visit the homes of children like Rebecca, a student at Hope Community School in Zambia. This provides a first-hand glimpse...

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05 March
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New Projects in Zambia – Farm Land, Library & Toilets!

In the past few months, there have been a number of exciting projects in Zambia that have received support from generous members of our community. Here are a few highlights!   Hope School Farm & Hope Community School Sewing Center   We are thrilled and honored that an anonymous...

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24 January
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Meet Kristin – Spark’s Managing Director

We are thrilled to welcome our new Managing Director, Kristin Schrepferman. She joined the team in early October and has hit the ground running, working closely with Spark's Cofounder Rich Johnson and the board to provide leadership for the organization. Kristin has a background in both marketing...

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06 December
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