What are you wishing for?

What are you wishing for?

Announcements
What are you wishing for this holiday season? Join VFF USA and you can be a part of our #wishingwell movement with rural communities. You can make wishes come true. It’s a bold statement. But one we think is true with your small gift. Here is how it works: You decide to donate $25 in honor of your entrepreneurial best friend who is always trying to support small businesses. Your friend receives a holiday card from you describing the generous contribution you made in her honor. Thanks to your gift, one more woman and her family is on the road to self sufficiency. Once the woman has completed job skills training, she receives a small micro loan from her women's group to start her own business. Throughout the year, the…
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VFF USA Receives Grant for Small Business Development in India at the WeWork Creator Awards

Announcements, In The News
(March 28th, 2017) Washington, DC --VFF USA was nominated as a finalist at the WeWork Creator Awards and was announced as the winner of a $36,000 grant to support people with disabilities in rural India start-up their businesses. The Creator Awards represent the spirit of VFF and our mission to elevate communities by supporting innovation and creativity for new small business. VFF USA Executive Director, Angelina Klouthis says, “Since our launch in the US market WeWork has collaborated with us to give support to our mission.” During the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear stories of small businesses who are making an impact in their communities.   [video width="420" height="340" mp4="http://www.vffusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/handicraft-iphone.mp4"][/video] VFF USA plans to invest the award in income generating opportunities for 37 people with disabilities in the…
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Announcements, News
We would love to meet you! Come out and connect with our staff, volunteers and fellow supporters at one of these exciting events: Crabs for a Cause Joe’s Crab Shack 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy Fairfax, Virginia 22033 4-7 p.m. ET 12/7/16 Join us for all-you-can-eat shrimp, raffles, door prizes, and more. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to VFF USA. You can join our staff for drinks at the bar or have a family meal. Party for a Purpose The Town Tavern DC 2323 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009 8-11 p.m. ET 12/9/16 The Town Tavern DC is hosting VFF USA for another amazing "Philanthropy Friday.” $5 cover gets you discounted drinks. All proceeds will support VFF’s work in India. Young Professional Networking WeWork 1875 Connecticut Ave…
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Saving Babies, Saving Lives

Saving Babies, Saving Lives

Announcements, Stories From India
Eighty young women gather at the community center in Settur, India, alongside rural health care workers from the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. The women — all pregnant — speak little and smile demurely. Although many of them may be young enough to still be in school, their recent marriage has pulled them out of classrooms and into their new roles as wives and mothers. Latha, 19 years old and expecting her first baby, is nervously waiting to learn more about pregancy with the group. It is common practice in India for families to come together to make decisions about the best care for expectant mothers. VFF believes that  creating healthy families begins with education at a young age. In India, women who don’t seek out prenatal care tend to be the…
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A World of Thanks

A World of Thanks

Announcements
“I am a widow with three children, when my husband became ill, I worried we would starve. When I learned about VFF I learned I could work on my own. Things are changing and women have rights. My children can be anything they want.” - Sarojamma Those are the words of a mother whose family was able to start fresh with her business through the  Vicente Ferrer Foundation projects in Andhra Pradesh. As we close out this eventful year, we want to give our heartfelt thanks to donors like you who make it possible to improve lives every day. Thank you for helping us give much needed support to Sarojamma and helping her feel that she is truly able to provide for her family. The pride visible on her face…
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Vicente Ferrer Foundation Launches First Office in the United States With Good Scents From the Kitchen

Vicente Ferrer Foundation Launches First Office in the United States With Good Scents From the Kitchen

Announcements, In The News
By Agencia EFE WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2016) - The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA has made its presence known in America, supported by renowned chefs from Spain, India and the United States under the slogan,  “Recipe for Empowerment,” after fighting poverty in India for almost 50 years. Vicente Ferrer Foundation has helped more than three million people to get out of the poverty in southern India and has now opened a new office in the United States to increase its impact even more around the world. It has been a long and hard journey coming to the U.S., considering the first international donation was made by the U.S. government in 1969. "The first project started by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur (India) was funded by the United States. It…
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VFF USA Launches In The US

VFF USA Launches In The US

Announcements, News
For decades, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation has reached across continents and cultures to improve people’s lives. So it was only fitting to inaugurate the organization’s first U.S. office with a fundraiser featuring a rich medley of Indian, American, and Spanish flavors. Sponsored by La Caixa Foundation, the “Recipe for Empowerment” launch event on Sept. 22 gave supporters an opportunity to party with a purpose, try flavors from around the world, and celebrate this major milestone in VFF’s history. Celebrities, philanthropists, social changemakers, and dignitaries gathered at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain for a beautiful evening. They sampled gourmet bites from D.C.’s top chefs, competed in an exciting, live auction, and heard a keynote address from VFF USA’s President of the Board, Moncho Ferrer. “Today is just a…
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Opening Doors in Washington

Opening Doors in Washington

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A Spanish diplomat since 1979, Enrique Sardá Valls has traveled the world, making connections and nurturing relationships all along the way. So it’s no surprise that in his current position as the Consul General of Spain in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sardá Valls finds himself linked to people of all nationalities in the worlds of politics, government, culture, fashion and art. The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA is blessed that the consul general has lent his power of connections to help us make new friends. He has introduced us to top thought leaders and supporters from around the country. In this interview, he talks about his personal connection to our late founder and to VFF USA. How did you first hear about VFF? I am from Barcelona, Spain, which was also Vicente…
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A Recipe for Empowerment

A Recipe for Empowerment

Announcements, Blog, News
Save the date! On September 22, 2016, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) will host our launch party — A Recipe for Empowerment — in Washington, D.C. We are thrilled to officially open our first U.S. office, and invite you to share this special moment with us. A Recipe for Empowerment will feature the world premiere of the "VFF USA Virtual Reality Experience," an incredibly intimate look at the communities that we serve and the impact that we're making. Attendees will also nosh on delectable dishes created by the DC Metro area's most accomplished Spanish, Indian and American chefs, and bid on spectacular items in the silent and live auctions. Of course, proceeds from the event goes directly to support the work we do every day to help eliminate…
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