Women in Business: a Path out of Poverty with Liita Cairney of Kalitasha Ltd and Isatou Njai of Drink Baotic Tuesday 11th June, 2019 7-9pm Stockbridge Parish Church Centre, Edinburgh
ALL WELCOME Admission Free (donations invited)
Developing countries have often been hindered by aid that was intended to help. Government to government schemes conceived on the basis of mistaken economic assumptions, and donor driven international programmes have too frequently resulted in unsuitable infrastructures and a culture of dependency. How is this to be avoided? Recent thinking sets its sights on finding paths out of poverty that draw on the knowledge, energy and ingenuity of local people, and especially women. This panel focusses on the developmental potential of women in business and offers a unique opportunity to hear from the experience of two innovators in this field -- Liita Cairney of Kalitasha Ltd, and Isatou Njai of DrinkBaotic.
Dr Liita Cairney founded Kalitasha Ltd in 2015. Kalitasha is a visionary company dedicated to bringing dignity by applying common sense and ingenuity to the everyday problems associated with the health and wellbeing of women and girls across the world. Kalitasha’s first product is the Koree, a unique, ergonomically designed, externally worn, re-usable feminine hygiene product that will go along way to solving period poverty across the globe.
Isatou Njai is co-founder of Drink Baotic. Its mission is to inspire and empower healthy communities around the world by bringing Baobab drinks into education & health whilst supporting community development in Africa.
Come and Sing February 23rd 2019
We are delighted to say that our Come and Sing raised £2400! Many thanks to all the singers who came along and supported our event. This will enable us to support even more women to benefit from education in Malawi.
Jacob gets in a spin!
Many thanks to one of our supporters, Jacob, who undertook a sponsored spin for The Soko Fund! Jacob completed 3 spinning classes in a row and raised a wonderful £200.