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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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The Meaning of “Ubuntu”

Each one of Spark's grassroots partners is extremely unique. But no matter the location, the culture, or the environment, there’s one very special thing they all have in common: the people and their desire for a deeper connection to their communities and the world around them. We'd like...

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29 January
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Global Service Award Winner: Heather Duncan

At this year’s Fall Gala, we honored a very special member of our Spark family with our first ever Global Service Award. This award recognizes individuals whose service to the Spark Ventures community has gone above and beyond in unique and inspiring ways. For the...

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24 October
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How Zambia Shaped His Identity: Quinn Leach

For the past ten years, North Park University has partnered with Spark Ventures and Hope Community School. Every May, North Park students travel to Ndola to facilitate a 3-day health clinic for the students of Hope School. The clinic is meant to assess and treat...

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19 September
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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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