Women in Agriculture Affair – Empowering Women Farmers on a Global Level
Join us at Eddyline Restaurant at South Main for Women in Agriculture Affair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:30pm for a four-course meal!
Women in Agriculture Affair supports 1% For Women, an organization started locally by Laurie Benson. 1% For Women works with and promotes businesses who commit 1% of their net profits to microcredit loans for women in agriculture around the world. Through their partnerships and collaborations they are uplifting women farmers on a global level.
Women in Agriculture Affair
Eddyline Restaurant at South Main
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cash Bar & Fellowship
6:00pm – 8:30pm
paired with Eddyline brews and delicious wine
Make your reservations today!
A portion of each ticket will benefit 1% For Women
Eddyline Restaurant is preparing a unique four-course menu for the dinner to support 1% For Women and Farmers Femme.
Each course will feature ingredients from local businesses such as The Roastery, DeerHammer Distillery, Eddyline brews and local farmers and ranchers. We will follow-up with the prix fixe menu after the holidays.
CREATING GLOBAL CHANGE
Eddyline Restaurant has committed 1% of our net profits to provide microcredit loans to women in agriculture around the world. We have already made two microcredit loans in November and December and will continue with the monthly loans in 2015.
MEET MERCIDETA FROM PHILIPPINES
Mercideta has farmed for many years and she earns a good income. She used a previous loan to buy fertilizer to grow more and financially prepare for the next season.
She had successfully repaid her previous loan and is now planning to take a new loan to purchase fertilizer and organic pesticides for the next expansion. She is happy to say that she is prepared for a productive farm in the future.
MEET GULBAHOR FROM TAJIKISTAN
Gulbahor is a resident of the Khuroson district. She is 43 years old and married. Gulbahor is raising three children. Her sons are 12 and 6 years old, and a daughter is 9 years old. Gulbahor’s husband works abroad, and this is why raising the children and running the household lie solely on Gulbahor’s shoulders. She is capable of also running an animal husbandry business. Gulbahor has been involved in fattening up cattle for 6 years. She fattens up young calves and bulls.
At the present time, she runs this business by herself. Gulbahor wants to make repairs in an old, dilapidated cowshed and hayloft in order to create favorable conditions for her business. However, she does not have money to make the repairs, which is why she requested this loan.
1% For Women is also partnering with The Farmers Femme to create the Sweet Roots Festival. This event will take place June 6th on the Soccer Fields in Buena Vista and will use music and celebration to raise awareness around the importance of celebrating women who work the land. Eddyline Restaurant is a proud sponsor and supporter of Sweet Roots Festival!