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
It is with great pleasure that we are writing to announce the open call for nominations for the 2019 There Is No Limit Foundation Break The Silence Awards. Nominations will close at 11:59pm on August 25th, 2019. Self nominations are allowed.
Around the world, we continue to see challenges to women’s rights to their bodies including increased attacks on issues related to reproductive rights/justice. We have to act to protect these rights in the United States and around the world.
3.9 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) every year. On the 2nd June 2019, for the first time ever, NGOs, grassroots and survivor-led organizations from around the world came together at the Women Deliver conference around a common goal: to end FGM/C by 2030 and to support survivors of the practice. This is our Call to Action.
NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined elected officials, and Equal Rights Amendment advocates to condemn a recent U.S. Department of Justice decision to not defend a federal law banning FGM/C, to call for Speaker Pelosi to step in to defend the law, and call for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Congresswoman Maloney is the sponsor of H.J. Res. 35, a bill to restart the ratification process of the ERA.
In commemoration of Women History Month and the United Nations 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), The Permanent Mission of Germany, together with Deutsche Welle and There Is No Limit Foundation, hosted a Side Event on women’s digital activism.
Today cofounder Aissata M.B. Camara held a female genital mutilation training with medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Cofounder Aissata M.B. Camara spoke today to a class focused on Justice in the Africana World with a focus on Gender Based Violence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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.
Earlier this month, cofounder Aissata M.B. Camara took part in a panel discussion at Columbia University on female genital mutilation being a human right issue and violation rather than an “African issue” as previously viewed and/or thought of.
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.
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.