Weʼre raising £3,000 to honor the life of Ingeborg Coe by providing income generating opportunities for disadvantaged women in India.
- New York, NY, USA
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As many of you know, my incredible mother passed away on 21 October 2017. Her passing was sudden and tragic but she always taught us that death was the start of a new beginning. So through our grief, we have endeavored to focus on celebrating her life and her new beginning. For me personally, this has manifested in training for the NYC Marathon, which I will be running in honor of my mother on 4th November 2018. I would be eternally grateful for your support in celebrating the life of a truly amazing woman, Ingeborg Coe.
We are celebrating the life of a formidable woman who was the definition of empowerment. She left Austria at 19, raised her children as a single mother, traveled to India where she trained to become a professional yoga instructor. Incredibly creative, stylish, wise, outspoken and unique – a force to be reckoned with! Countless people have told me what an inspiration Inge was to their lives, it is clear that her intellect and spiritual awareness touched many people.
I want to raise money for a cause that truly represents everything that we are celebrating about Inge. As it so happens, Secret Projects embodies it all and it’s founder and CEO is my lifelong friend, Fritha Vincent, another formidable woman who Inge loved and always commended us for our friendship, which began in 1987.
Established in 2014, Secret Projects operates as a social business connecting to women, through Indian NGO’s, who need help finding income generating opportunities. Secret Projects trains the women to become Makers of its fabric products and then sells their products internationally. The revenue goes back into supporting the women to become self sufficient through training, producing and the sale of their products. Through this process the vision of Secret Projects is realized: a world where women have the confidence and resources to make their own choices for themselves and their children.
Secret Projects products are far more than just a product on a shelf, each tells a unique story and each product is a powerful vehicle of empowerment.
All the funds I raise will go directly to supporting a specific group of women in Andhra Pradesh, a southern state that has been in drought for years. There are 18 members; between them they have 40 children. Drought means that there is little crop growth and the women’s main focus is finding water and storing it safely for drinking. The only viable employment opportunities are in factories under diabolical conditions, which have devastating effects on the physical and mental well being of the women.
Secret Projects is already working with these women to start a journey of empowerment for them through its 4-stage programme. Through Secret Projects these women will realize their dream of enabling their children to have the best education and chance in life, so that they do not face the same challenges. Click here to meet the Makers from Andhra Pradesh.
Thank you for your support in honoring my mother and unfolding women’s power through Secret Projects.
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