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…

CCW Bangladesh

In 2013, we joined with a core team of practitioners in Dhaka, Bangladesh to finish the last two weeks of the Celebrating Children Workshop. A year earlier, we had met Jeet and Seppi. This couple exemplifies what it means to see potential in hidden places. They had started a school in a garbage dump in…

CCW South Africa

In October 2012 the Celebrating Children Workshop team from Loom International arrived in Johannesburg anticipating seeing a group of participants with whom we had become old friends. We had met these 35 Methodist Church volunteers in April of 2012 during Part One of the CCW. Many of them had other jobs and careers but used…

CCW Constantia

In March 2014 and 2015, Loom ran Celebrating Children Workshops in Constanta, Romania. In a very cold and grey place, we met wonderful, warm people, many of whom had grown up in orphanages themselves, devoted to the wellbeing of children. It was an honor to meet and work with individuals who were committed to changing their…

CCW Juarez

Juarez, Mexico has the unwanted distinction of being one of the most violent places in the world—in fact, at one time it was known as the murder capital of the world. Thankfully, today the city has become much safer, but still, children growing up there are in incredibly vulnerable situations. As a result, there are…

CCW Portland

When we made the decision to run the Celebrating Children Workshop in Portland, we weren’t sure what participants to expect. But very quickly, the word spread and we had applications from India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Cambodia (to name a few). We could not have been more excited. It was truly an honor to have…