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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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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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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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Why Travel With Spark?

Over the last seven years, Spark has developed a world-class impact travel program, hosting over 300 participants on trips to Nicaragua and Zambia.   What do we mean by "Impact Travel"?   1. A first hand look at Spark's international impact investing via our business driven philanthropy model 2. Volunteering...

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19 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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