Starting at 7 tonight, the NYC law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is hosting a fundraiser called “Rwanda & Social Enterprise: Investing in Women” at Michael’s Restaurant, 24 West 55th St.
The cost is $150 per person, and all proceeds will go to Indego Africa, a nonprofit group focused partners that helps Rwandan women sell their art and crafts in the U.S. and on the Web. Indego Africa – which stands for INdependence, DEvelopment, and GOvernance, applies 100 peercent of profits and other grants or donations to training programs in financial management, entrepreneurship, literacy, and computers – which are administered by top Rwandan university students.
To register, go to http://indegoafrica.org/investing-in-women.
The event will feature Stephen Kinzer, an award-winning foreign correspondent who will talk about Rwanda’s emerging role of social enterprise, especially in empowering Rwandan women. Kinzer’s most recent book, A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It, was described by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a fascinating account of a near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes.”
Since 2007, Orrick has sent 16 young lawyers to Rwanda to help the Indego Africa program. to read more about the firm’s role in Rwanda, click here to read the law.com article.