Through the Association of Women Tie-Dyers Project and the Soussi Small Loans Project, we worked directly with approximately 300 women entrepreneurs to sustainably grow their business. Our women artisans were provided with small business loans and materials (i.e. buckets, fabrics, pots, pans, colors) to run their business. Women artisans exchanged lessons on the best way to further their businesses using our peer-to-peer learning platform.
We collaborated with renowned designer Tory Burch for her Spring 2013 collection. The tie-dye fabrics of our women artisans were showcased at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama wore a dress from the Tory Burch collaboration for the inauguration of her Drink Up Campaign in 2013.
In 2014, we partnered with Lemlem, founded by Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, to produce fabrics for their Fall 2014 collection. We also implemented an agriculture development project by forming an association of over 50 smallholder farmers and providing them with loans, seeds and fertilizers to promote food security in the community.
women artisan partners working together across Guinea to increase their income
countries of implementation since 2008
smallholder farmers running community farms to increase food security and income for their households
people impacted by our programs focused on economic development and skills training
Break The Silence Week (Feb 6th to 12th) is a week dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to end end female genital mutilation (FGM). It is a fun week with a serious message, a week when people “activate” to shine a spotlight on FGM. Throughout this past week, we’ve engaged with activists and organizations worldwide that are working tirelessly with a common goal to end FGM by 2030. Here is a highlight of some of the individuals and organizations.
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, and cofounder Aissata M.B. Camara spoke at the opening of FGM: 68 Million Girls At Risk Exhibition, a photography display that sheds the light on this harmful practice in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and cohosted by Dysturb.
NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 6, 2019—There Is No Limit Foundation Co-Founders, Aissata M.B. Camara, and Mariama Petrolawicz, marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation today, by announcing the start of the second annual Break The Silence Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to end FGM.
Today’s the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism. From today till December 10, we will be highlighting stories, facts, and activities to end gender-based violence. For Day 1, we want to share a story from our co-Founder, Aissata M.B. Camara
There Is No Limit Foundation, a survivor-led non-profit organization and member of the US End FGM Network, is deeply concerned and alarmed by the decision of United States District Judge Bernard Friedman to dismiss charges in Michigan against the individuals—including two doctors— accused of subjecting nine girls to female genital mutilation (FGM.) We demand the appeal of this decision by the United States government in order to ensure the safety of over 500,000 women and girls at risk in the U.S.
2017 has been a year of building, resilience, and courage. We are so grateful to be on this journey together with you – thank you! We look forward to changing more lives with you in 2018!
We are thrilled to launch our campaign to raise awareness about ending FGM and to shed light on the plight of the more than 200 million women and girls who have been cut.
Happy Day of the Girl! During my trip to Guinea, I had the opportunity to interact with many girls. We spoke about their goals, visions, and fears.
I have a universal question: Do women’s lives really matter?
The answer to this question depends on where you are in the world. If you are in the Republic of Guinea, no, women’s lives do not matter. If you are the husband, child, or the family member of Salematou Camara, women’s lives do not matter. If you are Salematou Camara, your life really does not matter.
Aissata Camara, an NYU Wagner alumni and co-founder of the There is No Limit Foundation explained to participants at the hackathon that SMS was the best technology to use. “When there is a problem many peoples’ first instinct at these events is to create an app,” she said. “I was able to give [participants] the cultural context so they could understand [that] certain things wouldn’t work. I helped them realize the best technology is SMS technology.”
We are working in Guinea and the U.S. to end FGM by empowering community members, especially young people.
We provide poor and ultra-poor people access to clean water and latrines.
We promote the economic independence of ultra-poor individuals, specifically women and children.
We provide access to quality education in order to increase the enrollment and retention of students, especially girls.
We donate medical supplies and equipments to hospitals in developing countries.
We provide interest free business loans to entrepreneurs (especially women) in order to boost their income.
We help women tie-dyers generate income by providing them with the tools, skills, and market they need.
We promote the education of poor and ultra-poor children by working with parents, students and teachers.
We promote health and sanitation in the poorest communities by mobilizing local resources.