You haven’t heard from us in a while here at Mahila Partnership. The reason being is that the board members have undergone much collective soul searching and have decided to dissolve Mahila Partnership. We will close at the end of this year.
This year we celebrated our 10-year anniversary at Mahila Partnership. During a decade, we have invested in programs in Costa Rica, Haiti, India, Nepal, and here in the United States. Each of these programs continues to operate and are led locally by the people who live there.
Earlier this year, we returned to Nepal where our work began. We saw a transformation for the better in the communities thanks to the leadership of local partners. Our goal was to create sustainable programs for communities impacted by disasters. Together we designed and implemented long-term solutions with a focus on the needs of women and girls.
Today, women are earning fair wages working in our partner’s sewing cooperatives, health clinics, and agriculture programs that serve thousands. As a result, we have seen improved health outcomes, economic growth, better nutrition, and reduced risk of disasters. For scale and growth to occur, it is time to connect our partners to new organizations that can invest in their success and fully support scaling these solutions.
We achieved what we set out to do when we started. Therefore, effective December 31, 2017, Mahila Partnership will officially close. There are no words that can effectively describe the magic of Mahila. We will forever be filled with gratitude for friends who were instrumental in changing the future for so many. Mahila Partnership connected us with amazing women around the world. Our Mahila friendships are what we hold most dear.
So, with heavy hearts, we will be closing Mahila at the end of 2017. We hope that you will continue to support the work we started by donating to our partner, Haiti Projects. Haiti Projects provides health, education, and employment to women and girls in rural Haiti. They are an amazing organization. Please consider supporting them at https://haitiprojects.org/. Once our partner in Nepal, Eco-Organic Nepal, finds another US-based partner, we will let you know how you can financially support EON, as well.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Angela, Julie, and the Mahila Board