Time: October 10, 2008 at 4pm to October 12, 2008 at 12pm
Location: Wyndham Miami Airport - Miami, Florida
Street: 3900 NW 21st Street
City/Town: Miami, Florida 33142
Website or Map: http://www.fonkoze.org/Solida…
Event Type: Conference, &, Fundraiser
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Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2008
Join Haitians, Haitian-Americans, Churches, congregations, Students and support Fonkoze Haiti's Alternative Bank for the organized poor!
Alex Counts, President & CEO of Grameen Foundation and active board member of Fonkoze USA will deliver the keynote address on the opening night of the conference.
Syed Hashemi, Senior Microfinance Specialist for CGAP, will be the Distinguished Speaker during the luncheon on Saturday.
Spotlight on Chemen Lavi Miyò
(The Path To A Better Life)
In large part, this conference will showcase Fonkoze's innovative new Chemen Lavi Miyo (CLM) program, which prepares the poorest of the poor in three areas of Haiti to participate in microfinance. CLM is unique in its selective focus on those members identified by their own community as the "poorest." CLM provides women with an income-generating asset (such as a few chickens, a goat or a small business) and social services such as social awareness education and access to free health care. After graduating from CLM, participants will be prepared to join a standard microfinance program.
Conference sessions will include in-depth discussions about each of the components, or pathways, in the CLM program (health, literacy, life skills and sustainable enterprise development). In addition, Fonkoze will unveil a new fundraising campaign, done through partnership with the Lutheran Program Trust, entitled "Christmas, It's Not Your Birthday". The purpose of this campaign is to encourage families in the U.S., who on average spend $943 a year on Christmas gift-giving, to give up Christmas for one year in order to support a CLM family in Haiti.
We hope that you will join us for this event.
Conference registration cost is $180 and
covers the cost of meals and programs.
Early bird rate is $140 if postmarked by
September 10, 2008.
Please mail payment with the attached registration form. http://www.fonkoze.org/Solidarity%20Conference%202008/Fonkoze-HSC_6x11_3final.pdf
Hotel booking and travel are your
responsibility. Hotel reservations can
be made by calling the Wyndham
Miami Airport Hotel at 1-877-999-3223.
Make sure to specify Group ID
number 1010394FON to get the
special rate of $139, single or double.
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