About a year ago Esther Tino started a tailoring business with two of her neighbors. After six months, they had sold almost 50 dresses to their fellow residents of Aduka village in Eastern Uganda. A year later, Esther had saved nearly 100 dollars in her savings group, she’d purchased chickens and goats and a real bed with a brand-new mattress.
"Eric Sorensen and Ryan Delaney are building a social enterprise in Haiti called Carbon Roots. It is the kind of company that checks all the boxes we look for at 3rd Creek Foundation. The Carbon Roots business model increases..."
The eight entrepreneurs in in Upaya’s Cohort1 are growing small businesses from India’s informal sector, such as food delivery, jobs placement, shoe cleaning, and waste management. Each business has been successful operating in a local environment, and is preparing to scale across a wider geographic footprint and market size in India. ...
Earlier this month I attended the Global WA conference in Seattle, WA. Global WA is a membership organization that supports the global development community in Washington state that is working to create a healthier and more equitable world.
Practicing gratitude benefits both the individual and the community. Taking time to extend gratitude has a remarkable impact on our emotional well being.In this blog entry, the 3CF board shares one thing each of us is thankful for.
At 3CF, we are constantly refining how we as an organization can best communicate the very basis of who we are and how we work. The slides above are an online visual to address these fundamental questions. We are excited to publish this presentation on ...
3CF partners with Village Enterprise in the Kitale area of western Kenya to help rural women living below the poverty line start small businesses that graduate them and their households out of extreme poverty. Neighborhood women with similar business interests join into groups of 3 entrepreneurs to establish each new business. ...
John Locke, one of the enlightenment philosophers, posited in the 17th century that the fruits of an individual’s labor entitled that person to own and accumulate property, a God-given right. A person’s property, broadly interpreted to include everything from the material goods to personal aspirations, ...
3CF recently welcomed Danielle Decatur to the board. Danielle has spent 10 years in consulting, providing Change Management and Lean Six Sigma expertise across many industries while employed by Microsoft and IBM. She also worked in Environmental Sustainability for AREVA while obtaining her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Kolkata, West Bengal 11 FEBRUARY 2016 -- Upaya is proud to announce today that it has come together with 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF) to provide a follow-on investment into Maitri Livelihood Services Private Limited (Maitri), a caregivers training and placement company that recruits, trains, and secures employment for women from vulnerable backgrounds in the East and Northeast communities of India.
I am excited to announce 3rd Creek Foundation’s (3CF) newest impact investment partnership with Essmart, a company that delivers life-improving goods to the rural poor. This is the second investment that we have made as part of our impact investing pilot program.
Tuesday, December 1st was a big day for the teams at Hoste Hainse and 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF). We were out the door of our Kathmandu residences by 4:30am and on our way to two remote villages in the north of Sindupalchowk District.
Board Member Sara Cannon visited Vietnam in September, 2015, with 3CF partner: Thriive, an organization that builds prosperity and pays it forward in vulnerable global communities. Thriive is a unique charity that supports small business development through providing loans to small businesses, who then pay “forward” the full value of the loan to marginalized groups in their communities through donations of business goods, services, or job training. In her recap from the experience, Sara reflects on the adjustment from service mindset, to business mindset, to a mindset that blends the two.
We're highlighting two articles from the Stanford Social Innovation Review this week, one on recent findings that the nonprofit sector is struggling to invest in its own leadership - the other on new strategies for nonprofits to engage private sector to maximize impact.
This fall, 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF) member Sara Cannon and I traveled to Vietnam to visit program sites of 3CF and our partner Thriive. On September 25, we visited Nam Thang Long (NTL) in the rural outskirts of Hanoi.