What We’re Learning: Capacity Building

Community capacity building involves developing and strengthening the skills, abilities and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive.   Loom is convinced Local Experts know more about their own context than we do. Local Experts work with integrity and passion, bringing hope and change in their community—the place they know best.…

Meet Mandy!

Mandy Clapper is a great friend of Loom and recently joined us at the Celebrating Children Workshop: Part Two in Tanzania. We asked Mandy a bit about her experience at the CCW and how it impacted her. Loom: First, tell us a little bit about yourself ! Mandy: I was born in Portland, but I grew up…

Meet Kurt Nelson!

Kurt is a great friend of Loom and a committed Woven Investor. He and his wife, Donna, traveled with us to East Africa last year and have faithfully partnered with Loom and the Local Experts ever since. This week we sat down with Kurt and asked him some questions about his experience as a Woven…

Jenna Funkhouser

“I became interested in Loom because of their relationship with the Local Expert and their focus on interdependent relationships on the field. The more I volunteered with them and heard the stories of the incredible people they partnered with, the more I wanted to be a part of their vision. I’ve learned so much about…

Elisa Buttler

“I chose [to intern with] Loom because I knew from a member working there what they are doing and I really liked their vision. At the time, I was working towards my Master’s of Business Administration in Germany. I have learned how my Studies and NPO’s can belong together. My absolute highlight was my marketing…

Mirjam Eisenhardt

“The Woven trip for me was full with very deep feelings, thankfulness and the knowledge that God takes care of everybody and that he remembers every single one of his children. I learned that if we are going to help others we have to listen and talk to them, be there with them and start…