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Village Banking in Twapia, Zambia

  Hope Community School’s Village Banking program is continuing to educate and empower members of their community in Twapia, Zambia. In addition to providing fresh vegetables from the Hope Community School Farm for participants to sell, this impactful program teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to attain financial...

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13 January
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2021 Founders’ Circle Inductees

We’re honored to welcome this year’s inductees to Spark’s Founders’ Circle. These individuals have reached a significant milestone in giving and have impacted Spark’s mission in unique & inspiring ways. They have put their hearts into supporting our important work and have expanded our impact...

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27 October
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Happy August Appreciation!

  You've Made Your Mark       ​​Every August, we take a moment to thank our community of supporters for making our work possible. On behalf of all of us at Spark Ventures and our partner organizations, we'd like to extend our sincere gratitude for your generous support. Thanks...

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23 August
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Vaccine Rollouts In Our Partner Locations

  While life seems to be getting back to normal in the U.S., our partners are still dealing with the crushing impact of the pandemic. Developing countries like Zambia, Mexico & Nicaragua and underserved neighborhoods like Englewood on Chicago’s south side, are still experiencing staggering unemployment...

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24 May
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COVID-19’s Impact on Food Security

      The pandemic has disrupted the world in many ways. It has led to a dramatic loss of life and created an unprecedented challenge to public health systems, employment, and food security. Unfortunately, the communities that have been most impacted are also the ones least equipped...

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03 March
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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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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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