‘Recipe For Empowerment’ on October 6th in Washington D.C. Empowers Communities in Rural India.

‘Recipe For Empowerment’ on October 6th in Washington D.C. Empowers Communities in Rural India.

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CELEBRITY CHEFS, PHILANTHROPISTS, & DIGNITARIES CAME TOGETHER FRIDAY EVENING TO SUPPORT THE SECOND ANNUAL VICENTE FERRER FOUNDATION USA GALA Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2017) - The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA celebrated a year of incredible achievements to empower rural communities in India with an event ‘Recipe for Empowerment’ presented by ‘la Caixa Banking Foundation’, V-Care Charitable Trust, Grapes of Spain, Biscayne Brewing Company, and Williams & Humbert with more than 300 event attendees committed to lifting up rural communities.   Celebrities, philanthropists, social changemakers and dignitaries celebrated VFF USA with food, entertainment, auction items and a keynote address from Merin Rajadurai, Chairman, Secretary of State Open Forum at U.S. State Department featuring the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). The theme of GES is “Women First, Prosperity for All”. Mr. Rajadurai shared the…
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VFF USA raises more than $150,000 during its second annual ‘Recipe for Empowerment’ gala

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VFF USA raises more than $150,000 during its second annual ‘Recipe for Empowerment’ gala Washington, Oct 6 (American Bazaar) -The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) raised $100,000 in donations on Friday during its gala at the Wonder Bread Factory, Washington DC. In addition to donations, the 300 attendees raised $54,230 in auctions to support the non-profit’s initiatives in developing rural areas in India. “The support at the event will help VFF USA invest in rural development alongside a new group of 17 angel investors that attended the event and pledged to sponsor a child with VFF USA,” the organization said in its press statement. The keynote address was given by Merin Rajadurai, chairman, Secretary of State Open Forum at US State Department featuring the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). This…
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TOP CHEFS DISH UP TO EMPOWER RURAL INDIA

TOP CHEFS DISH UP TO EMPOWER RURAL INDIA

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TOP CHEFS DISH UP TO EMPOWER RURAL INDIA VFF USA’S “RECIPE FOR EMPOWERMENT” ON 10/6 WILL SHOW THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF THE WORD THROUGH FOOD. Washington, D.C. (SEPTEMBER, 18, 2017) - World-renowned chefs and tastemakers of the Spanish, Indian and American community’s will come together for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) “Recipe for Empowerment" on October 6th, 2017.  With a focus on food, the event will feature dishes conceived and presented by top Indian, Spanish and American chefs from the D.C. metro area, to symbolize the intertwined global mission of VFF. The event emcee, Amita Shukla will highlight unique entrepreneurship opportunities that add scale and impact to development efforts, and the keynote speaker Merin Rajadurai, Chairman, Secretary of State Open Forum at U.S. State Department…
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Tragic Traffic Accident in India

Tragic Traffic Accident in India

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Updated August 7th, 2017 | Washington, DC The Vicente Ferrer Foundation (VFF) hosts thousands of visitors each year from around the world at our India headquarters in Anantapur. From August, 1st to 6th a group of thirteen donors and friends arrived from Spain to witness the impact of VFF’s work in India. The group leader, Vicente Perez was a frequent traveller to India and VFF’s programs. Throughout the last 4 summers he had organized a group of friends to participate in an alternative vacation to support VFF’s work. Among the group were everyday heroes each of them a sponsor to group of women entrepreneurs or sponsoring a child. After having an opportunity to meet the communities that they generously supported, the group was en route to enjoy some of South…
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VFF USA Receives Grant for Small Business Development in India at the WeWork Creator Awards

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(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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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

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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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Women on the Rise

Women on the Rise

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How Three Wives Went From Victims to Leaders According to the National Crime Record Bureau, India recorded 337,922 crimes against women in 2014, a 9% increase from the previous year. Other data from India suggests that one in three women are victims of domestic violence. Victims face both physical and psychological abuse from husbands, in-laws, and other relatives. Abusers often seek opportunities to obtain additional payments to the dowry, a legally prohibited but culturally entrenched Indian tradition. The fight for gender equality is entrenched in the struggle to support victims of violence. Here are three stories of women who fought for justice and found relief with VFF’s help. Sunita lives in Kanekal, a village in the Anantapur district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. "I married in 2007,…
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New home, new life

New home, new life

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Among the 200 homes in YellammaguttaThanda, a town of 1.200 inhabitants, there are 76 blue homes that stand out, new construction, built by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.  The inhabitants of this village located in the Pattikonda area belong to the sugali community, a tribe from North India.  They migrated several generations ago to this arid region from the Kurnool district where only shrubbery, peanut crops and where there is drip irrigation system, you can also find some mango crops. Most of the inhabitants lived in kutcha homes until now, a traditional house built with weak materials, like mud or straw.  Due to the low quality and poor insulation, these homes don't provide enough protection against inclement weather.  Access to decent housing is a factor that has direct impact on people's…
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