Come make a difference for another woman in the world
As of March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, Wanderful is partnering with Womentum to donate a portion of every membership purchased to fund a female entrepreneur in a developing economy.
How it works
Wanderful donates to Womentum
Each month, we’ll tally up the new members of our community and make a donation to Womentum to support the woman entrepreneur highlighted that month.
You help a woman entrepreneur fulfill her dreams
Easy as that, you can help women in developing economies around the world to fulfill their dreams as entrepreneurs.
Our July 2017 entrepreneur: Gina in Colombia
Amount needed: US $200
The below summary is provided for our use by Gina and Womentum:
Gina is from Colombia and has dedicated her life to being a craftswoman. For the past 12 years, she has crafted beautiful jewelry out of metals, leathers, and even from the dried seeds of melons and butternut squashes. She travels across Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela selling her wares on the streets and making enough money to put food on the table for her two kids. Her dream is to one day sell her jewelry around the world.
Gina has transformed part of her home into her workshop, but she lacks many of the tools needed to improve the quality of her work. That is why she is seeking funds to purchase a second-hand laminator. A laminator would allow her to flatten metals to make more complex textures and fine tune the thickness of wires, which would allow her to create more sophisticated designs.
Womentum is a nonprofit pay it forward crowdfunding platform that enables anyone in the world to donate to women entrepreneurs in developing countries. Through their unique pay it forward model, donors are able to have a measurable impact. All the money raised on their platform is a donation and when the women entrepreneurs have profitable businesses, they then pay it forward and give money to someone else in their community to start a business.
May 2017: Suriya, India
Suriya is from rural South India, and hopes to one day save enough to put her son through high school. She is building a micro-business from selling solar lanterns in her village and earning a commission from that. Suriya will be able to provide for her family as well as provide electricity to smaller communities in India.
Funded by Wanderful Members: Fatima Bouirabdane, Brooke Centner, Jenna Gavaletz, Donna Hall, Monet Holmes, Veronica Lamb, Ani Latour, Margaret Wyzlic.
April 2017: Yeimmy, Ecuador
Yeimmy is a political refugee from Colombia who is struggling to get back on her feet after fleeing to Ecuador. With your help, she seeks to start her own micro-business in Ecuador that organizes personal development workshops and provides economic stability for her daughter.
Funded by Wanderful Members: Maria Annala, Shahrzad Behzadian, Brenda Bolt, Patricia Charla, Kaitlin Hammond, Amy Hrobak, Marj Malizio, Laima Rastikis, Michelle Sadlowski, and Rachel Walls.
March 2017: Katerine, Colombia
Katerine grew up in an abusive household, and later endured an abusive partner. She has now decided to make handmade accessories to feed her child and put a roof over her head. She needs the money to get better tools so she can make more accessories faster.
Funded by Wanderful Members: Kara Ananda, Kathryn Baxter, Rhiannon Chiacchiaro, Mary Cook, Minnie Cooper, Tiffany Fitzgerald, Jennifer Griffiths, Brenda Hughey, Mari Ingram, Lanora Mueller, Nancy Murphy, Lisa O’Neill, Christine Picaut, Sally Rose, Natasha Rudland, and Amanda Ton.