Friday, April 8, 2011

2010 Grupo Vidanta Foundation First Prize Winner Creates Opportunities

The first Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize $100,000 USD was awarded in 2010 to Fundación Mundo Mujer (Women's World Foundation), a provider since 1985 of credit for low-income women and men, micro-entrepreneurs for the informal sector of the economy and independent workers in Columbia.

Daniel Chavez Moran and the Grupo Vidanta Foundation honored the Fundación Mundo Mujer for the opportunities it creates for its 293,000 clients, 60 percent of whom are women. The group’s accomplishments included: profit increase by 45 percent; product quality raised by 80 percent; quality of life, nutrition and clothing improvement by 50 percent; and a 35 percent increase in housing quality.

Chavez Moran notes he is looking forward to again recognizing the accomplishments of other organizations this year like the 2010 first-place winner Fundación Mundo Mujer, the second-place winner Un Techo para Mi Pais, Chile (A Roof for My Country), and the third-place winner Comunidades de la Tierra, Guatemala (Communities of the Earth), with the 2011 Foundation Prize. Applications are open until May 31, 2011 with the awards to be announced in November 2011.

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