Wednesday, August 23, 2017
am writing to you because you are people who care about and
help others. Some of you are active members of churches, feminist
groups, social groups..."
2008 - Vol 2
two months of 2008 have brought a succession of visitors
to Dakar to observe and participate in APIís work.
In mid-January we welcomed a team of medical volunteers
from the Chicago area. This group of eight individuals
came to work with the United Methodist Church to provide
care and medicine as part of the churchís extensive
mission program in Senegal, The group graciously donated
their time, energy, and supplies to provide a free clinic
to one of APIís 18 associations,In February, we welcomed
three more American visitors to API. These women, Doreen
Tilghman, Beverly Russell and Dr. Ruby Brown,
visited our newest association during their weekly meeting
in Yoff. We were able to provide another hands-on experience
to these visitors, as witnessed by the photo above.
The curiosity of Doreen, Beverly, and Ruby led to great
questions for the association as to why these women
chose to participate in API and what impact they anticipate
as they begin their loan cycles. Many women echoed their
appreciation for the support that API provides in all
aspects of their lives as an important factor in participating
in the program.
We are grateful for the time and the willingness to
engage with API participants that both of these groups
donated while they were in Senegal. We hope to bring
you stories of future visitors throughout 2008.
Donors: Thank You!
We would like to acknowledge all of
the support we received in 2007 from our friends,
families, and supporters. Without the generous assistance
of these individuals and organizations, API would
not have been able to expand its program to reach
nearly 500 women by the end of 2007. For this, we
are truly grateful.2007
Scott & Leslie McBride
also want to thank the following churches for their
generous support of API:
- AP Shaw United Methodist Church,
- The Community Church of Vero Beach,
- Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Indianapolis,
by check can be mailed to: Anti Poverty Initiative 10444
Kensington Way Indianapolis, IN. 46234 USA
We can also accept donations online via PayPal.
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the donations page on our Website:
We appreciate all your help as we work to reduce poverty
Anti-Poverty Initiative is committed to reducing poverty
amongst women in Senegal through micro-enterprise training,
micro-loans and savings initiatives. It is through these
initiatives that we also seek to empower women and promote