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Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Awarded Grant for Innovative Business Model
Alliance for Global Good recently recognized the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for their vision, innovation and enterprising efforts to lift Congolese communities from devastating poverty.
“We are extremely grateful that our hard work and vision for improving the lives of some of the world’s most abandoned and impoverished people has been recognized,”
AFGG chose the grantees based on their vision, viable business plans, understanding of markets, strategic thinking and management infrastructure. Including the Sisters, AFGG recently bestowed cash awards on a total of four nonprofits culled from approximately 50 applicants. According to Susan Raymond, Executive Vice President of Changing Our World and consultant to AFGG, the Alliance for Global Good placed its four inaugural grants “where they can do the most good.”
For the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, that means using the $20,000 to expand and maintain the Congregation’
“Installing electricity and making computers available to impoverished, marginalized villagers has increased economic opportunity, expanded educational possibilities and fostered hope,” said Sister Lorraine Connell, the Congregation’
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are an international Congregation of women religious, founded by St. Julie Billiart (1751-1816) in Amiens, France in 1804. The Congregation is committed to making known God’s goodness through education in a variety of ministries. Sisters serve on five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, and work to change lives by a “fundamental commitment to stand with our sisters and brothers who live in poverty and accompany them in their struggle.” Offices/centers are located in Rome, ITALY, Namur, BELGIUM and Ipswich, MA, USA. Visit our web site at: http://www.sndden.org.