SowHope

Sharing Opportunities with Women

aka SowHope.Org   |   Rockford, MI   |  www.sowhope.org

Mission

To inspire women around the world by promoting wellness, education, and economic opportunities.

Ruling year info

2006

President/CEO

Mary Dailey Brown

Main address

PO Box 234

Rockford, MI 49341 USA

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EIN

14-1946849

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are trying to help solve the problems of impoverished women in the developing world. They suffer disproportionately in the areas of healthcare, education, and economic sustainability. Our projects serve to lift women to a more equitable position in each of those areas.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wellness

1. Wellness
A. Physical
1. Maternal Healthcare
2. AIDS care and prevention
3. Fistula Repair
4. FGM
5. Cataract surgery
B. Emotional
1. Counseling for physical abuse and rape.
2. Trafficking prevention and aftercare

2. Educational
A. Literacy
B. Vocational and Technical

3. Economic
A. Micro-loans
B. Small Business Training

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

We support projects that provide classes in literacy, vocational training, self-help topics, and human rights for impoverished women.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

We support economic projects that provide microloans, village savings, table banking, etc for impoverished women to access capital for small businesses.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of women who accessed SowHope funded wellness projects for maternal and women's healthcare.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Wellness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of women who attended SowHope funded education projects including literacy classes or vocational training courses.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of women who accessed a SowHope funded economic project including microloan/saving groups and/or small business trainings.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Economic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To inspire impoverished women around the world by providing wellness, education and economic opportunities to them.
To be the vanguard organization helping impoverished women worldwide and to be part of a worldwide movement that esteems women.
To raise awareness and inform the public about the plight of impoverished women worldwide.

We operate as a multinational organization providing resources to local leaders who are solving local problems using local solutions that impoverished women face on a daily basis. To support time-limited, outcome based, projects that offer basic holistic care for poor women residing in the developing world and making less than $2.70 per day.
Publish on our website, at public and private events, and other social media outlets a dignified and true representation of the difficulties faced by women in poverty around the world.
Fund actual practical projects that reach the poorest women in the world to assist and inspire them by improving their health, well-being, education and economic levels.

We are capable of making strategic partnerships that consist of visiting, accessing leadership strength, funding, and verifying locally initiated projects to help and improve the lives of women in the developing world.

We continue to maintain healthy partnerships and to develop new partnerships with amazing local leaders in the developing world. We also continue to raise funds for their projects to help poor women at a steady rate of increase.
During our first 15 years of operations we have funded 261 wellness, education and economic empowerment projects in 23 developing countries and directly impacted 105,667 women.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SowHope

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Katie Joseph

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2022

Robert Cunningham

No Affiliation

Kathy Muedder

No Affiliation

Lizbeth Leeson

No Affiliation

Ben Borisch

No Affiliation

Dan Balfour

No Affiliation

Ndeye Ndao

No Affiliation

Fridah Kanini

No Affiliation

Katie Kirouac

No Affiliation

Alred Longtin Lauren Spangler

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No