Please join us for a morning with Margaret Ikiara of CIFORD, Kenya EMPOWERING WOMEN &  GIRLS IN RURAL KENYA When: May 20th, 10:30am - noon Where: Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd Avenue NW, Seattle What:  Program with Light Brunch     Margaret Ikiara is the Founder and Executive Director of CIFORD (Community Initiatives for Rural Development), a Pangea Giving partner since 2012 in a semi-arid region of Kenya. With degrees in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, she has guided CIFORD since 2002 and instituted a broad range of programs to address rural poverty and women's rights. She will be talking with...[ Read More ]
Educating and empowering women and girls is one of the most effective approaches to global development. But what programs work and why? How can successes be replicated on a larger scale for more impact? Two highly effective East African Pangea grant partners will join us on November 19 to share their fresh insights and inspirations for supporting women and girls to develop their full potential in Kenya and Burundi. Come hear what these dynamic leaders have learned about creating successful programs  and the tremendous impact their work is having in the communities they serve and beyond.   Event Venue: Wellspring...[ Read More ]
The Fight against Climate Change and Land Rights in Latin America Please join Pangea Giving, Global Fund For Women, and Channel Foundation to hear Bettina Cruz, from Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative discuss the fight against climate change and land rights in Mexico. When: Tuesday, October 4, 6-8pm Where: Pangea Member Gary Tabasinske's home (in Seattle's Belltown District) This timely conversation will discuss the central role women's organizations throughout Latin America play in the struggle for justice and basic human rights.  Indigenous activists courageously fight for their rights to preserve the environment while protecting their livelihood and entitlements. As the...[ Read More ]
On May 7, a group of Pangea members and friends gathered in Belltown for a fireside chat to hear from Rocio Gonzalez, the Executive Director of Association for Leadership Guatemala (ALG), an organization founded by Pangea Giving member Gary Tabasinske to train and build capacity in leaders across Central America.  A recent article in The Huffington Post tells more. Rocio first came to Seattle in 2011 as an iLeap Fellow. ILeap is a Seattle-based organization that trains grassroots leaders around the world and prepares them to return to lead their communities with greater clarity and commitment. Rocio, a native of...[ Read More ]
A few weeks ago, 15 Pangea members and friends gathered on a Saturday morning with 12 iLeap international fellows from 8 different countries in Central America, Asia and Africa. We came together for a World Café conversation about how to create positive, healthy partnerships between donors and grantees whose work they are attempting to support. Following is a recap written by Allan Paulson, Pangea Giving's Co-founder.  The first conversation focused on defining the characteristics of a healthy partnership. People were quick to note that it takes time to develop partnerships, and face to face interactions are very helpful in fostering...[ Read More ]
Pangea and Seattle International Foundation Join Forces to Inform a Concerned Community. Pangea members Gary Tabasinske and Katy Crouch co-sponsored with Seattle International Foundation a gathering recently to learn about the humanitarian crisis of children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador fleeing gang violence and poverty to seek asylum in the US. Katy Crouch and Mauricio Vivero introduced the presentation with heartfelt references to their own experiences with migration: Katy referring to her two adopted children from Guatemala and Mauricio speaking of becoming a refugee from Cuba at an early age. Jorge Barron, Executive Director of NW Immigrant Rights Project...[ Read More ]