Turning Oppression Into Opportunities

The universe cannot sustain itself without full justice and equality for women in all aspects of life.

— Zainab Salbi Baghdad, Iraq; Founder and CEO, Women for Women International

We at Sweet Impact have been incredibly inspired by Half the Sky and A Path Appears- heartbreaking, yet inspiring books, documentaries, and movement dedicated to turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide. The biggest issues of our time are the ones affecting women and young girls -

sex trafficking, maternal death, gender-based violence,
and forced prostitution.

A Path Appears ties together the picture of the many small solutions that are adding up to make a big impact for women, all over the world. We are dedicated to joining in and working to find and be the solution. We believe in empowering women and girls through education and starting up businesses. That's why 

$2 of each pound of our gourmet fudge purchased* 
goes to organizations supporting women

Currently, we are supporting Camfed Ghana and  C.R.E.E.ROur profits go to support these two programs that directly impact women and children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana. C.R.E.E.R. provides a group home for children rescued out of slavery on the Cocoa plantations. Camfed Ghana specifically works with girls and young women in Ghana, to educate them and mentor them into leadership roles in their communities. 

Women Rising. Join with us as we create a community of compassion. Watch the documentaries. Read the books. Download the action packet. Buy Sweet Impact's Gourmet Chocolate Fudge. Tell us your story. We are great listeners. Sit down. Have some coffee or tea. Have some fudge. Let's dream together.

In the meantime, learn more below.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide
Starring George Clooney, America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan
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Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon, we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins. So that the margins themselves will be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless. At the edges we join the easily despised and the readily left out. We stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop. We situate ourselves right next to the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away.
— Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries in Tattoos on the Heart.
I am because we are . . .
— African Proverb - Ubuntu

In the video above, Zainab Salbi talks about the benefits of investing in women and girls for the Half the Sky movement. Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International and served as the organization's CEO from 1993 to 2011. Women for Women International is a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives.

In the video above, Mary Ellen Iskenderian discusses microfinance and how a small loan can create better opportunities for girls for the Half The Sky movement. Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women's World Banking (WWB), the world's largest network of micro-finance institutions and banks.

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Please join us. We are Half The Sky. Women Rising. Turning Oppression Into Opportunities.

We can do this. We can do hard things. We can make an IMPACT.

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. . . I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
— Jesus - Matthew 25:35

* Amount donated to organizations will increase once we cover our start-up costs! The fudgemaker is a stay-at-home mom, and the friend has one in college and another starting soon. If you want to help us out with covering costs, we would be more than grateful! Talk about spreading the fudge love and joy!

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