"Empowering Women: One Grant at a Time"

Right Sharing of World Resources is a Quaker micro-credit organization that supports grassroots income-generating projects in developing countries, led by women, many of whom are making less than a dollar a day.

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Betty Tonsing with the Honorable Dr. Bernadette Lehai, Minority Leader of the Sierra Leone Parliament.

Betty Tonsing with the Honorable Dr. Bernadette Lehai, Minority Leader of the Sierra Leone Parliament.

Our General Secretary, Betty Tonsing, recently returned from site visits in Sierra Leone.  She brings back a powerful report after meeting with RSWR’s project partners.   Click here to read her provocative blog entry, inspired by the courageous women she encountered during her travels.

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The Best Thing in the Least Expected

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Did you know that some historians believe that the Gospels are accurate precisely because it was women who discovered the empty tomb that first Easter morning?

It may seem insignificant, but women were considered second-class citizens at that time – indeed, their testimony was not even allowed in court.

Jesus, however, had a special respect for women throughout his life. And there they were – Mary Magdalene and her female companions, the first to discover and spread the news: He is risen!

The male Gospel writers had no option but to report this act of God’s favor, however humiliating it might seem to them, because that was how it happened.

As we celebrate Good Friday and Easter morning, we lift up our eyes to see where God may be, recalling that it may be in people and places we least expect!

Not just economic empowerment–equality

Chris Siegler on his most recent visit to Sierra Leone

Board Member Chris Siegler traveled to Sierra Leone this fall to perform site visits, alongside our General Secretary, Betty Tonsing.  Chris has a long history with the country–spanning nearly five decades–beginning with a two year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer.  

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In his blog post, he shares his observations on the progress (and lack of progress) in this West African country, as well as hope for this future.

2013-11-01 08.33.02Chris writes, “The resiliency of the people of Sierra Leone is incredible given the personal horrors and atrocities of the bitter rebel war…”

Read more here.