Year Two – 2021
2021 Impact Report
This report outlines the mission, vision, and impact of The Constellation Coalition in its second year of existence. We launched in 2020, two days before the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, things did not start off exactly as we had imagined.
Even with the unexpected events of the last 24 months, we are very proud of all we have been able to accomplish in partnership with our sponsors, donors, and partner organizations in the field. In this report, you’ll find more information and stories of impact.
Thanks for being a part of this journey with us. Empowering women will change the world. You’re making it happen!
The Constellation Coalition Board of Directors
Women were made for connection. We thrive in mutually beneficial relationships. That’s what The Constellation Coalition is all about. There is so much untapped potential amongst the world’s poor. They don’t need us to fix them. They need us to love them and invest in them. They are the solution to their own problems and through relationship we get to come alongside them as they rise above poverty.
The root causes of poverty is more than just a lack of access to basic necessities of life like water, food, shelter, education, or healthcare. Inequities including gender or ethnic discrimination, poor governance, conflict, exploitation, and domestic violence also cause poverty.
Poverty is mental.
Poverty is emotional.
Poverty is racial.
Poverty is spiritual.
Poverty is political.
Poverty is physical.
Poverty is generational.
Poverty is financial.
…MORE THAN A LACK OF MONEY
million people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than
1.3 Billion people in
developing countries account for
of the world’s population living in multidimensional poverty.
“Poverty is not being able to protect your family. Poverty is not being able to save your children when mothers with more money could. And because the strongest instinct of a mother is to protect her children, poverty is the most disempowering force on earth.”
Melinda French Gates
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering
Women Changes the World
Women-headed households re-invest
of their income into families and communities, compared to
contributed by male-headed households.
of the total world population, but make up only
of the global labor market.
“Empower a woman,
change the world.”
Founder & Executive Director
The Constellation Coalition
The Constellation Coalition launched officially as a nonprofit in March 2020.
It was born from the belief that women are the key to overcoming global poverty.
is to empower women overcome poverty.
We believe there are two equally important
pieces to achieving this mission…
Sponsorship is the most simple and effective way to combine these two approaches into a single strategy.
Connecting women to change the world!
We believe that a mutual exchange through relationships can change the world. We connect women entrepreneurs in developing countries with women sponsors who encourage and support each other by developing long-term relationships. Being seen, known, and loved connects the entrepreneurs and sponsors in a global sisterhood and strengthens their confidence in reaching their goals.
2021 Sponsorship By The Numbers
1-on-1 Video Chats
Sponosorship funds collected.
For Christmas gifts given by sponsors for their entrepreneurs.
Raised for emergency funds for Partner Organizations and Sponsored Entrepreneurs.
Partner Organizations are the in-country training and care providers needed to successfully equip our Sponsored Entrepreneurs for success.
Each Partner Organization is a nonprofit with an established track record of:
- Training programs for job skills and entrepreneurship development
- A focus on empowering Women
- Integrating Jesus into their core programs
Our Partner Organizations are the lifeblood of our Sponsorship program. In addition to their training programs they provide translation services and facilitate communication between Sponsors and Entrepreneurs.
They do an amazing job of bridging the language and culture gap to help connect women in genuine relationship.
Our First Partner Organization was Forget Me Not Ministries (FMN) in Romania.
FMN cares for at-risk Roma women and their families by providing training, employment, faith development, and parental education.
Our Second partner organization was Our Daughters International (ODI) in Nepal.
ODI rescues women and girls from sex trafficking and provides healing, safe housing, job training, & micro-business Development.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In November 2022, we launched a new Scholarship Program and were able to secure scholarships for 15 Guatemalan women to go through a 12 week entrepreneurship training program.
- A one-time donation
- A shorter training period
- One letter exchange
We hope to offer more opportunities for scholarships in 2022.
Our first Scholarship Partner is New Zone 18 – a faith based community development organization working to transform Zone 18 of Guatemala City.
Their programs include facilitating job training and educational opportunities, healthcare access, housing projects, and access to capital for work within the community.
NEW ZONE 18
In 2021, we released 26 new episodes of The Constellation Coalition Podcast. The podcast exists to connect the dots between women to change the world!
Each episode features inspiring stories of women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation from all over the world on a wide range of topics.
Bridging the gap from inspiration to practical, each episode also gives tangible opportunities for listeners to make a difference in their world through small behavior changes, thought shifts, and quick action steps.
2021 & BEYOND…
As we look forward to 2021 and beyond, our goals for growth include:
Reach 50 Sponsored Entrepreneurs in 1 to 1 relationships by year’s end
Add two more Partner Organizations and their entrepreneurs for sponsorship.
Offer two scholarship funding opportunities for short term training partnerships.
YOU CAN HELP!
Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship is the most direct way you can change the life of a woman entrepreneur in a developing country.
Become a Monthly Donor
Give a monthly gift of any amount to help further our work. Every gift makes a difference.
Join the "Insiders Group"
Participate in a larger community of people working to overcome poverty.
CONNECT & ENGAGE
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