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 $10 for every annual membership purchased to fund a female entrepreneur in a developing economy.
How it works
Wanderful donates $10 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 May 2017 entrepreneur: Suriya in India
Amount needed: US $200
The below summary is provided for our use by Suriya and Womentum:
Suriya lives in a village in rural South India who hopes to one day saving enough money to put her 6th grade son through high school. Yet, the current income her husband makes through intense manual labor can barely get them by day to day. Now she has taken matters into her own hand and began exploring opportunities with solar power. She soon realized that she can build a micro-business from selling solar lanterns in her village and earn a commission from that. Simultaneously, Suriya’s will be able to provide for her family as well as provide electricity to communities in India that are off-grid and have unpredictable energy sources.
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.
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.