Lighting the Path
Empowering People, Changing Lives
Lighting the Path collected donations and purchased a much needed prosthetic arm for Elizabeth! Thank you to all who contributed! You changed her life!
The Women's Aid Fund was established when one of the women we were working with needed a prosthetic arm. There was no way she could afford this and we saw that this would make a huge difference in her quality of life. Medical and special needs hinder the quality of life of many women, but are often never taken care of because the solution is not affordable. Funds will be held in an account specified for assisting these needs. If you would like to be part of this effort or contribute to this fund, please contact us! Blessings, Dawn
The Women's Aid Fund
Make a difference
What you can do
Take time to look at your strengths and think about what you could teach or share with others. Think about what is most needed by someone in poverty or unemployed or in a tough situation and how you could help them meet those needs. Do they have a skill you could build on to help them begin a career? Do they have all the writing and computer skills they need to write a resume, search for job openings, do well at a job interview? In poverty stricken countries they may need the basic necessities such as food or water and you can teach them how to better meet those needs - grow a garden, purify water, build a better shelter. See others with your heart - with love and compassion even when they are different from yourself and let them lead you to what you can do to help them.
Current needs for programs and projects: A van, location to host classes, sewing machines, fabric yardage, frequent flyer miles, hotel points, reading glasses, sunglasses
For our organization -
Volunteer: We welcome others to contact us regarding the development an empowerment project. We will consult with them, partner with them or guide them in their own project. We are looking for assistance with fundraising and all aspects of running the organization also.
Donate or fund raise to help up continue our work. Share the story of the organization with others.
Lighting the Path needs funding for the programs assisting the people being served and moving forward with projects for teen girls in Burkina Faso, West Africa, the women's co-operative associations in the villages of Yako, Dano and Kimini in Burkina Faso, West Africa and others.
Donate frequent flyer miles! This will help the organization minimize travel expenses!
Collect backpacks, reading glasses, sunglasses, children's clothes.
Help us link with companies or organizations who may have ways to help us meet needs!
Organizational areas which could specifically use assistance are:
Non-profit management advising
Fundraising, grant writing, donations solicitation
Event planning, marketing and promotion
accounting and legal advising
gathering information on importing goods and the legal requirements for each country
maintaining and updating the website
gathering information on educational and activity aids for the blind and disabled
gathering information on weaving looms and other hand made goods supplies