Introducing myself and my journal: Food for Thought

Global Kitchen
Posted October 7, 2009 from United States

About Me:My passion is exploring the amazing world we live in and meeting the incredible people who share it. I have lived and traveled in Asia for the past 20 years, and during my travels I saw the plight of women struggling to provide even the basic necessities for their families and their children. I was so inspired by the strength and grace of the women I met that I was compelled to establish a project that would improve the lives of marginalized women around the world. My goal is to provide economic opportunities that draw on their natural skills, talents and culture as well as provide micro-loans that enable them to develop sustainable business projects.

My Passions:travel, design, making a difference in women's lives

My Challenges:Seed funding for my new non-profit

My Vision for the Future:I envision a world where every woman can dream of a better life for herself, her family and community, and be supported and empowered to create it.

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Jade Frank
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 07, 2009

Hi Wendy,

We are so glad you've found PulseWire and jumped right into the community! I am eager to hear more about your plans for The Global Kitchen. Micro-loans are such an amazing way to assist women in empowering themselves. We have some members here who are experts in this. I encourage you to connect with them and learn from their work!

Chingwell Mutombu Executive Director, First Step Initiative

Francesca Wade Director of Donor Relations and Services, Friendship Bridge

Saving Loans Association Zambia

Jo Marchant Co-Founder, Project TEMBO

You might also be interested in reading this article published on the World Pulse website, titled "MICRO goes MEGA: Six Microfinance Experts Speak".

Can't wait to hear more from you!

Warm regards, Jade

Online Community Manager World Pulse

Fatima Waziri - Azi
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 07, 2009

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Michelle Elmquist
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 07, 2009


Welcome to PulseWire! If you have any questions about our community, let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. I'm waiting to hear more about your inspiring project -- let us know how it's going!

Best, Michelle

Global Kitchen
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 10, 2009

Hi Michelle, Fatima & Jade -

Thank you so much for the warm welcomes! I am excited to be a part of this wonderful global community, and discover what women around the world are thinking, feeling and experiencing.