FORREST FIRM HOSTS MICROBREWS FOR MICROFINANCE FEATURING HOPE INTERNATIONAL
April 16, 2013
The latest Microbrews for Microfinance event will take place at Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery on Rigsbee Avenue on the evening of April 23, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. The series, occurring periodically throughout the Triangle at area microbreweries, educates attendees on the impact they can make on impoverished people in developing nations through avenues like microfinance, savings, and training.
For the April event, attendees will enjoy Fullsteam’s signature offerings, known for their creativity and commitment to regional ingredients and flavor themes, while learning about HOPE International’s global impact on poverty.
James Forrest, founder and principal of the Forrest Firm, will serve as host and sponsor of the event, showcasing HOPE International, one of the firm’s primary philanthropic endeavors. HOPE International, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit organization with a multi-fold global mission to lift people out of poverty by empowerment through small loans, savings programs, and Biblically-based business training.
Founded in 2004, HOPE International currently serves over 500,000 individuals in 16 countries spread across Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.
“We’re honored to be a part of HOPE International’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty in some of the most impoverished places in the world,” stated Forrest. “We support their mission wholeheartedly, believing that many people need that specific type of assistance, in the form of a small loan or vocational training, to impact not only their own lives but those of the generations that follow. The Triangle is full of great people with hearts and minds for social entrepreneurship, and HOPE provides an outlet for those of us who want to spread our commitments beyond our own borders.”
For more information, please contact Erika Roberts, HOPE International’s regional representative based here in the Triangle, at email@example.com. RSVPs, while not necessary, are welcome.