2016 QEW Mini-Grant Report

2016 Mini-Grants Working Group Mini-Report:

  • Friends Theological College (through the Grinnell Friends Church in Iowa): The college in Kenya where Quaker pastors study has made a transition to solar power.  We were very pleased to help the Grinnell Friends Church with this project.
  • Childrens' Pachamama Program, La Paz, Bolivia:  We funded the start-up of a program designed and run by Bolivian Quakers for city children in La Paz. The program involved learning by doing, and field trips, connecting with the powerful Bolivian tradition of Pachamama, sometimes called the Earth Mother.
  • Pro Nica: A clinic in Nicaragua run by Pro-Nica lost funding.  We were able to help them reprint some excellent pamphlets on birth control.
  • Rwanda Yearly Meeting: The YM undertook a major tree planting project in all 4 of its areas.  We gave them important funding.