Meet Janessa!

This summer we welcome a new intern to the team, Janessa Colburn. Janessa is attending Cedarville University in Ohio and joins Loom as a Communications Intern. Get to know Janessa’s story and her passion for supporting local innovators!    Loom: Tell us about yourself and the journey that led you here. What passions and experiences…

A Historic Moment

Several weeks ago, we received a message from Sypora, Loom’s Early Childhood Education Service Coordinator. She had traveled to Pokot, Kenya to teach a Celebrating Children Seminar with Jordan, another Social Innovator. “Pokot is dry, dusty, remote, [and] hot but God’s people live here,” Sypora wrote. “I had a ministry with girls on Tuesday and…

Meet Ninziza and Sharon!

This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to two new team members! Sharon and Ninziza both grew up in the beautiful country of Rwanda and are joining Loom after finishing their Masters degrees in 2021.    Ninziza Kamanzi: Child Protection Specialist “My name is Ninziza Darlene Kamanzi, and I studied Child Development in…

This Is Thrive Africa

We have just received a report from Clavery, a Social Innovator in Tanzania. In the spring of 2020, he was part of our Vuka small business start-up cohort Vuka small business start-up cohort and used the business grant to open a shop in his community. We are astounded at what he has accomplished with only…