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Who: The Los Angeles Social Enterprise Community - YOU!
What: This Month's Network Series lead by Los Angeles Microfinance Network.
When: Tuesday, September 25th 2012
Why: Strengthening the #SocEntLA Community; casual social networking + space to spark collaboration amongst LA changemakers. And because you are all awesome people doing great things for the world and getting awesome people together is social enterprise.
Where: South Bar Santa Monica. (http://southsantamonica.com) -Extended Happy Hour
Featured Organizations This Month:
Echoing Good (http://echoinggood.org/) - Founder Molly Beckert will be there to discuss their upcoming project in Guatemala
Their mission is to support small-scale projects that are entirely community led and inspired. The projects are relatively small in size, micro-if you will-but the results are high in impact and most importantly, sustainable.
YAO - Young Ambassadors of Opportunity (http://www.opportunity.org/young-ambassadors-for-opportunity) A young and dynamic group of leaders who support Opportunity International's mission to end global poverty for good. YAO inspires, educates and involves the next generation in the power of microfinance and the mission of Opportunity, an international development organization that provides over 4 million clients with microfinance services throughout the developing world
Symposium Clothing (http://symposiumclothing.com/) - Symposium Clothing is an LA-based clothing company that doubles as a platform for sustainable social change. When you buy a t-shirt from Symposium, they give 10% of their income in the form of small loans to women in South Africa who have dreams to build a better future.
Kasih Co-op (http://www.kasihcoop.com/) is a socially responsible brand that sponsors education for children in need by sourcing unique and beautifully hand made products from third world countries. Founded by Ivana Darmawan, Kasih Co-Op was created to curate unique, hard to find and yet beautiful items, handmade by women entrepreneurs in third world countries. They are launching with handmade jewelries from Indonesia and aims to provide more lifestyle and home goods from developing countries in the future. "Kasih" has two meanings in Indonesian language. First is to care and secondly is to give.
Jewish Free Loan Assocation- (JFLA) –(http://www.jfla.org/)
The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles is a nonprofit agency offering assistance to people of all faiths facing financial challenges. For over 100 years, JFLA has provided a helping hand instead of a handout to hundreds of thousands of people through interest- free loans for emergencies, education, and healthcare, small business development and life cycle events.
Parking Map and Directions:
The Hub LA (http://thehubla.com/)
Picture Healing ( www.picturehealing.com/)
LA Microfinance Network ( www.lamicrofinancenetwork.org/)