Loom International

Portland, OR

Founded: 2010

Tel: (503) 580-7032

Website: https://www.loominternational.org/

Top LeaderMs. Colleen Milstein

Donor Contact: Mr. Stephen Kilpatrick

Member Since: July 27, 2016


Financial Data

Revenue  
   Cash Donations $254,784
   Noncash Donations $0
   Other Revenue $0
   Total Revenue $254,784
Expenses  
   Total Expenses $258,934
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
$-4,150
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
$-4,150
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Total Assets $61,285
Total Liabilities $636
Net Assets $60,649
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Loom International brings people, resources, training and information together for the benefit of women and children at risk. We are committed to bring change by working with others in hope and interdependence. We partner with grassroots projects around the world working with women and children at risk. Our main strategy for seeing long term change is to work with the people already working in their communities, bringing change one person and one day at a time. We desire to empower these small, but critical initiatives to be successful in their work among the smallest, weakest, poorest and most needy in society.

The YWAM training center in Arusha, Tanzania, trains more than 100 missionaries annually. They offer intensive biblical study and train young people in English and computer skills as part of their outreach program. This increases employment opportunities. They face severe infrastructure challenges: unreliable water and energy resources. With the addition of solar power and the implementation of water harvesting technology, their sustainability & effectiveness would greatly increase. $47,000
In Kilimanjaro and Kigali, both prime tourist locations, Bed and Breakfasts would create jobs and generate income. Situated in populated areas near airports and game reserves, there is great demand for this type of accommodation. With a minimum income of $30 per night, per room, each room would bring in $6600 per year [at 60% occupancy], nearly 10 times the poverty line in these countries. Project cost: $5-10,000 each.
The Celebrating Children Workshop, a ministry of Loom International, provides specialized tools to practitioners working with children at risk, increasing their understanding and capacity to best support the children in their care. There are people in communities everywhere investing in children and giving them skills for a better future. The CCW equips these local caregivers with a holistic framework to pass on what they know and to train others to do the same.
Every community benefits from a place that represents the values of the people. A Family Resource Center is a location that represents and facilitates kingdom values [the values that will prosper each person in the community]. The core piece is a children’s library, with other equipment and activities that support a child’s healthy growth and development. The land for FRC has been donated by a family trust. $40,000 for Children's Library.
The ongoing conflict in Burundi has forced 88,500 refugees into Rwanda. HIV-Aids rates are high and there is little access to education for the children living in refugee camps. YWAM Rwanda in Kigali has been working among this population for several years. Recently, the mayor of Kirehe, asking to partner together, approached them. Project cost: $94,650 [infrastructure, running costs and staff salaries for three years]
The Dairy Project will enable the Community Center at Engikaret, Tanzania to generate income through sales, provide milk for nearly 300 school children, and create jobs to boost the local economy. Project cost: $15,500
Engikaret is a region in the Maasai land of Tanzania. Currently the work in Engikaret influences about 10,000 people extending to a 26 km radius and beyond. The potential for transformation, however, is so much greater with further development of infrastructure. This proposed project includes the implementation of solar infrastructure in 2018, with a high school and business training school in the long-term plans. Project cost: $29,000
Engikaret is a region in the Maasai land of Tanzania. Currently the work in Engikaret influences about 10,000 people extending to a 26 km radius and beyond. The potential for transformation, however, is so much greater with further development of infrastructure.This proposed project includes implementation of solar and water infrastructure in 2018, with a high school and business training school in the long-term plans. Project cost: $11,400
The Moringa tree is gaining more and more worldwide recognition for its amazing health properties and nutritional value. The market available for moringa products, as well as the local need for health and nutrition, makes this tree a brilliant option for a sustainable income-generation project to create jobs and benefit entire communities. Loom seeks to help communities in East Africa with feasibility and business plan at various locations. $5000 start up costs.
On Pemba Island, near Tanzania [99% Muslim], Philip and his team have built relationships. They have been invited to help shape local education by the leaders of Pemba Island. The schools are in need of many renovations and the leaders would also like to see computer classes implemented to give the youth more career opportunities. Trust has been built and relationships strengthened between the churches and the community, which bridge a way for sharing the the good news. Project cost: $21,000.
The Elwa Sunrise Preschool is in Lira, Uganda, near the borders of the Congo and South Sudan. Bosco Tuli works as a Local Expert with YWAM Arua. This past December they launched the Elwa Sunrise Preschool as an opportunity to better care for the vulnerable in their community. Project cost: $32,000 [infrastructure, running costs and staff salaries]
Tumaini Education Sponsorship Tumaini [Hope] Education Sponsorship is a program for children in Arusha, Tanzania. The leaders, Geoffrey and Beatrice Mukolwe, are researching ways to move toward a multi-sourced, self-sustaining model that can grow with the number of children sponsored. This project proposal represents a social enterprise business of dairy cows on land that is owned by YWAM Arusha. Projected start-up costs: $30,600.00 [sustainable after 2nd year]
In East Africa, many young women are vulnerable to sexual exploitation because of the realities of poverty. Once pregnant, they have few options for employment to provide for their children, continuing the cycle of poverty. A tailoring ministry called Waliokumbuka is providing these young women with job training and a means of viable income. This successful model generates income through small business enterprise in vulnerable communities. Project cost: $6600 annually.
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