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Spark’s Newest Board Member – Julie Cook

We are so thrilled to introduce Spark Ventures' new board member - Julie Cook. Julie has been a long-time Spark supporter and events committee member. Check out this interview to learn more about her history with Spark and what she's passionate about:     What initially motivated you...

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17 July
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Jane Mulenga: A New Chapter in Her Story

Since its inception in 2007, Spark Ventures has provided access to resources that were once out of reach and opportunities to children who deserve a chance to reach their full potential. Our sustainable outlook on education is lifting communities out of poverty and changing lives...

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04 June
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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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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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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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Welcome Arnold, Spark’s New Program Manager!

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Arnold Duijzer! To help you (and us!) get to know Arnold a little better, we had a little Q&A session with him.     Where are you from and what did you study? I was born and raised in a...

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12 January
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Round Two Travelers

What's better than traveling with Spark to engage with our partner organizations? Traveling with us twice!   It seems that some Spark supporters have been bitten by a very specific travel bug...

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01 December
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