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iZōsh Spring Event: March 8, 2019

On Friday, March 9, 2018 approximately 120 women came together at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor to celebrate International Women’s Day by empowering women living in extreme poverty. The night’s meeting was opened with a performance by the Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater, which included a lively lesson for the whole group in Congolese…
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iZōsh Fall Event: October 12, 2018

On Friday, October 12, 2018, iZōsh members and guests gathered together at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor to learn about and empower women living in extreme poverty. A big part of the evening was funding micro-loans, which allow women in communities around the world to pursue small business opportunities and improve their living situations,…
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iZōsh Spring Event: Investing in Women to Secure the Future

On Friday, March 16, 2018 more than 100 women came together at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor to continue the task of empowering women living in extreme poverty by providing micro-loans. These loans allow women in communities all over the world to pursue small business opportunities and improve their living situations, educate their children,…
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Happy International Women’s Day! See iZōsh’s Impact!

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by remembering the 431 women iZōsh has empowered, to date, through micro-loans. Below you’ll see some updates we’ve received about some of our loan recipients. Please plan to join us at our Spring Event one week from tomorrow, on Friday, March 16th at 7pm at Huron Hills Church. We’ll be…
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Invest in Women to Secure the Future

iZōsh is delighted to welcome Johanna Ryan to our March 16 Event as our keynote speaker! Ms. Ryan’s presentation is titled “Invest in Women to Secure the Future.” Johanna is the Social Performance Director for VisionFund International. Her work involves both measuring and evaluating the products and services produced by VisionFund. This vital work helps…
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What is Kiva Credit?

The March iZōsh Event will be here before we know it (March 16), but for those of you who can’t wait that long for some goosebump-inducing good works, please plan on attending our next “Micro-Event” on February 27th! As you know, iZōsh helps women in extreme poverty by funding their micro-loans, and these women are…
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Last Month’s Event: Women’s Empowerment Through Art

On Friday, October 20, 84 women met at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan to celebrate and continue the effort to empower women globally who are living in extreme poverty. The theme for the evening was “Power Through Art” with a focus on how art has been used effectively by women to advance their…
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Little Stones: Award-Winning documentary screening October 20

We’re excited about our next iZōsh Event on Friday, October 20, which is going to be a little different than past Events. Instead of having a speaker, we’re hosting a screening of an award-winning documentary directed and produced by a past iZōsh keynote speaker. Some of you will remember hearing from EMMY® Award-winning filmmaker Sophia…
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Connecting, Giving, Learning, and Celebrating: Recap of the iZōsh March 24th Event

The iZōsh Event last Friday night was a powerful and fun-filled evening! Connect Following a welcome by iZōsh Chair Colleen Dauw, the iZōsh gathering of 107 women opened with an inspirational presentation by Images of Praise, a dance troupe auxiliary of the Michigan Gospel Chorale. Colleen then went on to describe how iZōsh works, accompanied…
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Announcing: iZōsh International!

What better day than International Women’s Day to announce the launch of iZōsh International? The UN is using today’s holiday to remind people of its 2030 Agenda, which includes goals to “empower all women and girls,” ensure quality education for all girls, and “eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls.” Those of…
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