Feast Around the World

Feast Around the World

Enjoy a global culinary feast with us! As we continue celebrating Loom’s ten year anniversary, we want to honor the many different cultures and nations we come from to make Loom what it is today. From Thailand to Cameroon, each Loomer has submitted their favorite recipe for this virtual dinner party from around the world.…

Power + Wonder

In each community Loom engages, we discover extraordinary people. They have emerged from the same circumstances as those around them. Some were refugees from wars, others were orphans, others knew the nightly pain of going to bed hungry. Some walked miles to school and never saw a library until they were a teenager. Yet they…

Dis/ruptors

After decades of aid all over the globe, the overwhelming reality is: it hasn’t worked. Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 still die every day from contaminated water and poor sanitation. Each year, close to 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution. Hunger still kills more people every year than…

Sawubona!

This Zulu greeting has been on our tongues and in our hearts for much of the past ten years. It literally means “I see you.” More than words of politeness, sawubona carries the importance of recognizing the worth and dignity of each person.  It says, “I see the whole of you—your experiences, your passions, your…

Seeds of Change

Remember March? That small space in time where the world slowly screeched to a halt? Most of us at Loom happened to be in Tanzania as it unfolded, launching our first official small business training with a cohort of 27 social innovators. When we returned to lockdowns and closed borders, we knew it was time…

Follow the Dolls

It started on a whim.  While planning the first few Celebrating Children Workshops, Loom staff Janna Moats and Heather Wood were discussing their desire to have children in the classroom. Wouldn’t it be great, they thought, if we could keep visually reminding people to acknowledge and celebrate children throughout the week? If we could model…