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Contents:  A story of empowerment and transformation, a chat with CEO Chris Marlow, monthly impact data, data from the UN, and an Upstream survey.

The Story

How Empowerment through Business Changes Lives:

Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of someone surviving in extreme poverty. You’re making less than $2.15 US per day and trying to support yourself and your family. Maybe you have to make difficult decisions about who gets to eat which meal each day, or perhaps you’re overwhelmed by the hand you’ve been dealt.

You know you’re smart. You know you’re capable, but you don’t have the capital to launch your business the way you know you need to.

This is where Tseganesh found herself just a few years ago. When she had the opportunity to go through our Family Business Program, she knew she could take her business to the next level, and she did.

Post empowerment, she has hired employees and started a second business. She is feeding her children every day and sending them to school. And, she is dreaming of future growth and possibilities for the first time in her life.

Watch this brilliant business leader’s story in the video below.

Upate From Chris Marlow

A new monthly update and chat with Help One Now Founder and CEO, Chris Marlow:

The Data

Monthly Global Team Report:

Read our monthly Global Team Report, with impact data, stories, and updates directly from our partners around the world!

UN Report on Economic Empowerment of Women:

Read facts and figures on how the economic empowerment of women around the world boosts local economies, boosts equality, and creates more opportunities for everyone.

The Upstream Survey

Let us know what you like about the Upstream and what we can change:

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

 Desmond Tutu