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Address: 480 2nd Avenue
City: New York
State: NY
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Dec-04-18 07:00 PM There Is No Limit 10 Years Anniversary & Mariama Camara Documentary Launch Dear Guests, Join us December 4 at Vella Wine Bar + Kitchen to celebrate 10 years of There Is No Limit Foundation and to Launch of a documentary on Mariama Camara. Please choose between Standing General Admission Ticket and a Dinner Table Ticket. There Is No Limit Foundation is a 501(c)3 international nonprofit and Guinean tax-exempt organization. Our mission is to empower individuals and families in the poorest communities to reach their fullest potential and enhanced sense of dignity through economic opportunities and the eradication of barriers including poverty, inequality, and violence. Founded in 2008 by Guinean sisters Mariama M. Petrolawicz and Aissata M.B. Camara, we work in the Republic of Guinea, Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire.  The fabrics of Guinean women artisans in our Association of Women Tie-Dyers Project has been showcased at New York Fashion Week through a collaboration with Iconic American designer Tory Burch. First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama wore a dress from the collaboration during the launch of her Drink Up Campaign in Wisconsin. We were also active in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in the Republic of Guinea. Working with local partners, we distributed nearly $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals across the country. We have also partnered with youth organizations to spread information about the disease using soccer matches as a platform for information sharing. There Is No Limit Foundation is an organization based on the foundations of sustainability. Since our inception, our social enterprise sustains our program costs; we have little fundraising to a few individuals per year due to our strategic use of resources. We hire local volunteer and temporary staff thereby lowering our costs and ensuring increased program success. Funds raised at this celebration will go to support our Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Program. This program promotes the economic independence of ultra-poor individuals, specifically women. We work directly with entrepreneurs, artisans and smallholder farmers to sustainably grow their businesses. Our participants are provided with skills training and interest free business loans. To leverage assets and resources participants are organized into associations working together to improve their livelihoods and communities.