[SLIDESHOW] Women Rising from Slaves to Start-ups in Nepal

Two inspirational activists, age 10 and 89, have teamed up to raise startup funding for the Freedom Loan Fund Campaign being sponsored by the Nepal Youth Foundation.  Click Here to learn more.

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SOURCE: Nepal Youth Foundation


Vivienne, age 10, joins forces with Olga, age 89, for Nepal Women Entrepreneurs

2 women activists, age 10 and 89, partner to help former women slaves in nepal start businesses

Vivienne Harr and Olga Murray

Make a Stand Lemon-aid and Nepal Youth Foundation Join Forces for the Freedom Loan Fund Campaign — Part of a Strategy to Help End Child Slavery

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

World famous 10-year old social entrepreneur Vivienne Harr and her company Make a Stand Lemon-aid will help lead The Freedom Loan Fund Campaign, a month-long effort to raise $40,000 for a micro-loan fund that is helping young women who grew up as child slaves in Nepal start their own businesses. Read more of this post

Vivienne Tweets from the United Nations

A precious tweet from the United Nations Social Innovation Summit:




UPS Helps Small Go Big

Vivienne Harr standing next to UPS truck

Vivienne Harr

Young entrepreneur’s lemonade stand makes a big social impact

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr set up her lemonade stand, attempting to raise $100,000 for organizations making an impact on worldwide child slavery; she accomplished her goal in 173 days. Two years later, she, her business partner and father, Eric Harr, and their team at Make a Stand, Inc. – a new certified b corporation – have grown her lemonade stand into a fair trade business dedicated to responsible business practices that benefit suppliers and customers while earning her a place on the global stage.

“When I set up my lemonade stand, I knew that one person could make a difference,” said Ms. Harr, founder. “Having companies like UPS make a stand with us means we can make a stand for even more kids.” Like her business, Vivenne, now 10, has grown the past two years, and she is now a requested motivational speaker, a social media influencer (@vivienneharr, #standwithme) and an author, Make A Stand: “When Life Gives you Lemons, Change the World!” Read more of this post

Vivienne Speaks with Nancy Pelosi at Small Business event

Vivienne Harr, age 10, meets Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi and Vivienne Harr

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will kick off National Small Business Week 2014 with opening remarks at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, May 12. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be a featured speaker during the event.   Read more of this post

Girl Author, Age 10, Invited for Reading at Book Passage in Corte Madera May 3


CORTE MADERA, Calif. (May 3, 2014) – Vivienne Harr, age 10, will read from her new children’s book “Make a Stand: When life gives you lemons, change the world!” at 1:00 PM on Saturday May 3, 2014 at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera. Vivienne’s first book tells the true story of her lemonade stand against child slavery while teaching other kids to make a stand in their lives. Read more of this post

#standwithme in sharing Official Movie Trailer

Don’t miss this historic event, the beginning of the end of child slavery.  On behalf of Make a Stand, Vivienne Harr and the production team at Stillmotion Originals, #standwithme and share the official trailer on social media with the hashtag ‘#standwithme’

Troy, Ohio Makes a Stand to End Child Slavery Aug. 31

TROY, Ohio (August 31, 2013) – On Labor Day weekend, Troy, Ohio will host a gathering against human trafficking with 9-year-old social entrepreneur Vivienne Harr. Last year Vivienne learned about child slavery and started a lemonade stand, running it for 365 days straight and raising over $100,000 for groups that fight slavery. Now Vivienne’s fair trade lemonade is being bottled with half the profits dedicated to ending child slavery.


Vivienne Harr

Note to Editors: Labor Day weekend meet Vivienne Saturday and taste some of her Lemon-‘Aid’ in downtown Troy. Sunday, join Vivienne and friends for an Afternoon of Abolition with speakers, a documentary screening, and music by Heather Evans.


  • Make a Stand Weekend – Join 9-yr-old Vivienne Harr and the Troy First United Methodist Church’s lemonade stand against slavery.
  • Girl, age 9, launching lemonade sales in Ohio for the company she started as a lemonade stand, Make a Stand, Inc.


  • Lemonade Stand to End Child Slavery, 10 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Afternoon of Abolition, 3 PM, Sunday, September 1, 2013


  • First Place, 16 West Franklin St. in downtown Troy, OH


  • Vivienne Harr, Age 9, founder, Make A Stand, Inc. SPC (www.makeastand.com); ran lemonade stand for 365 days straight to raise over $100,000 to end child slavery,
  • Brett Bogan, founder, Free to Run Foundation (www.freetorunfoundation.org), Organizing Races to Combat Slavery and Injustice Around the World
  • Rev. Dave Leckrone, Senior Pastor, Troy First United Methodist Church (www.troyfumc.org)


  • It is estimated that there are 27 million slaves in the world today.
  • Vivienne is believed to be the first girl in American history to bottle her own lemonade stand lemonade, now available in over 50 stores on the West Coast. Half the profits are dedicated to ending slavery.


  • “Gandhi was one person. Martin Luther King was one person. Mother Teresa was one person. Why can’t you be someone who helps?” – Vivienne


Documentary #standwithme Follows 9-Year-Old Activist’s Lemonade Stand to End Child Slavery

Vivienne Harr Makes A Stand to end child slavery

FAIRFAX, California (June 3, 2013) – The story of a 9-year-old girl’s lemonade stand against child slavery is the subject of a new documentary in production called #standwithme by Stillmotion Originals (http://www.stillmotion.ca) of Portland, Oregon.

Last year 8-year-old Vivienne Harr of Fairfax, California saw a photo that changed her life, two boys her own age in Nepal carrying granite slabs strapped to their heads and backs, holding hands to comfort eachother. #standwithme follows Vivienne’s awakening to child slavery, and her decision to free those boys and others like him by raising donations through a lemonade stand. With a little help from her family and father in social media, Vivienne started selling lemonade every day, rain or shine with a social purpose business model allowing customers to “pay what’s in their heart.” After 173 days she met her goal of raising enough funds to free 500 children from slavery. Read more of this post

9-Yr-Old Activist Takes Lemonade Stand to Oklahoma for Tornado Relief June 13-14

MEDIA ADVISORY — OKLAHOMA CITY (Updated June 5, 2013) – Lemonade stand activist and entrepreneur Vivienne Harr’s Father on Facebook: “When I showed Vivienne what happened… in Oklahoma… She looked me right in the eyes and said: ‘We need to make a stand for them.’”

Vivienne Harr of Make A Stand LemonadeWHAT: Vivienne Harr, age 9, is bringing her world-traveling lemonade stand to Oklahoma to raise relief funds for the children devastated by the recent tornados.

WHEN: June 13-14, Times TBD

WHERE: Oklahoma City, Moore, Shawnee, El Reno (TBD)

WHO: Vivienne Harr, age 9, child slavery activist, entrepreneur for lemonade startup Make A Stand, Inc. SPC (http://www.makeastand.com) along with her father Eric.

Vivienne is making a stand with the Shawnee Youth Coalition (http://www.shyoco.com/)

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