[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 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

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

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