[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

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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 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

National Lemonade Day August 20

When you search Google for ‘National Lemonade Day 2013’ only one day of the year comes up, Tuesday, August 20th.  Try it.

We’ve got lemonade on the brain here at Make A Stand and I’m always trying to think about the next big lemonade stand and was looking forward to August 20th.

So I was a little bemused today to see this video from Bailee Madison with a public service spot on YouTube asking people to register their lemonade stands at AlexsLemonade.org for Lemonade Days June 7-9.  Lemonade stands are about as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chrevrolet.  Here’s Bailee:

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Empowered women make nations strong

Celebrate Solutions: Empowering Aspiring Female Tech Workers in Kenya

Women Deliver

(CNN) — Sometimes a number can put a complicated truth in simple terms. Here’s one: 20%. A child whose family budget is controlled by the mother is 20% more likely to survive.

Why? Women know what’s best for their families. They make health care, nutritious food and education priorities. But most women in developing countries don’t control household budgets, and many also don’t control the circumstances of their own lives. If women everywhere had the power to determine their futures, the world would be forever transformed.

This week I will attend the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur. I’ll be joined by more than 3,000 people who have dedicated their careers to empowering women and girls. The specifics of our work differ, but we’re all united by a single, powerful idea: Empowered women and girls will save lives, make families more prosperous and help the poorest countries in the world build stronger economies. Continue Reading at CNN.com