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SowHope holistically supports women living in extreme poverty

SowHope supports impoverished women by funding a variety of international projects

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NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Mary Daily Brown

Mary Daily Brown /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Mary Daily Brown, the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of SowHope talk about how the organization supports women living in extreme poverty by funding focused projects throughout the world. 

SowHope focuses on projects that can be sustained long-term in the region. They impact and put the community they support front and center by taking the work of a community leader in the region and helping transform their project with additional resources. They hire locals to complete the project and their focus is on empowering the women of the community. 

SowHope's programs typically revolve around wellness, education, and economic support. A few examples of the projects SowHope has funded include birthing centers, life saving skills training, literacy and vocational training, and microloan and microfinance groups. 

SowHope has a number of ways community members can get involved such as volunteer positions/internships, working teams, and donating to directly support their projects.  

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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