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Lethal Sheethal’s Kiva Fellowship Fundraiser and Congrats to Raffle Winners

Going Away / Kiva Support Party

Featuring Bulldog lemonade and pisco sours by Mixologist Sheethal, arepas, beans and rice, BBQ by Grillmaster Tokumbo and red velvet cupcakes by CakeMan Raven, the party was a blast!  I got to talk to many friends and meet some new ones.  I also introduced Kiva to some people who had never heard of the organization before.

Thank you all so much for your support of my work with Kiva.  I have collected so many good thoughts from the Going Away Party and so many personal messages from those who could not make it that I will keep with me during my trip.

Some of you have said that my work is inspiring to you.  That is very kind.  I think many of us do great things to support our local communities and help make the world better.  This has been a dream of mine for a long time.  I am looking forward to doing a small part to support Kiva’s mission and learn more about the reality of microfinance in the rural Cusco region.

As the days are counting down to my departure, I’m getting excited but also realizing how much I will miss my husband, my family and my friends during my time away.  Fulfilling a dream comes with sacrifice but this experience will be priceless.  Thank you again for all of your support!

Raffle Winners

  • bike tune up from Bespoke Bicycles = KIRAN
  • dinner for two at Deniz, the yummy Turkish restaurant on Fulton = COLLEEN
  • dinner for two at iCi, seasonal menus from locally-sourced ingredients in a brownstone parlor = HELENE
  • $50 gift certificate for Aqualis Grill, mediterranean specializing in fish = MICHELLE
  • 1 hour tennis lesson from Master Pro Kiran Rao = CAROL
  • 1 hour tennis lesson from Master Pro Kiran Rao = LORENE
  • Orientation Package for the Manhattan Plaza Climbing Gym = TARA
  • Orientation Package for the Manhattan Plaza Climbing Gym = MARCIA
  • bottle of Peruvian Pisco = STACEY
  • bottle of Bulldog Gin = CAROL
  • The Blue Sweater book by Jacqueline Novagratz, founder of the Acumen Fund = CHARLES

Congratulations to everyone who won!  And thanks again to all of the entrepreneurs who generously donated fantastic prizes for the raffle. Please support local businesses by patronizing their stores and restaurants and support Peruvian entrepreneurs with loans through Kiva.

Photos from the party!

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And please see my friend Lorene’s photos on Facebook.

Introducing My Kiva Fellowship BBQ Fundraiser Sponsors

My Kiva Fellowship

If you don’t already know, starting in October, I will volunteer as a Kiva Fellow in the rural Cusco region of Peru for 6 months, working directly with Asociación Arariwa, one of Kiva’s partner microfinance institutions.  Microloans improve the standard of living for business owners, their families and their communities.   Women in developing countries are big recipients of microfinance and Kiva’s work.

Join me for a Going Away BBQ to support my work with Kiva to help Peruvian microentreprenuers!

Saturday, September 12th

3 PM onwards
Casa Shobowale
311 Cumberland Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Please bring friends and family and rather than contributing liquor or food, please bring a small donation (for what you might have spent on food or booze).

Please click here to learn more about my Kiva Fellowship and if you would like to contribute before the party.

Supporting both local Fort Greene and Peruvian entrepreneurs, we’ll raffle off prizes such as

  • bike tune up from Bespoke Bicycles, a local bike shop
  • dinner for two at Deniz, a yummy Turkish restaurant
  • dinner for two at iCi, seasonal menus from locally-sourced ingredients in a brownstone parlor
  • $50 gift certificate from Aqualis Grill, a Mediterranean spot specializing in fish
  • 1 hour tennis lesson by master pro Kiran Rao
  • 2 Orientation Packages from Manhattan Plaza Health Club Climbing Gym
  • a bottle of Peruvian Pisco
  • The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novagratz, founder of The Acumen Fund
  • and more to be announced at the party…

Enter the raffle for a chance to win some great treats!

  • BBQ by Grillmaster Tokumbo
  • REAL Pisco Sours by Mixologist Sheethal
  • RED VELVET CUPCAKES donated by CakeMan Raven (Come early for those – they’ll go quick!)

**We’ll be hanging out well into the evening so please feel free to stop by at any point during the day.  I would really like to see as many people as possible before I leave on my Peruvian adventure in microfinance!**

Please support local entrepreneurs who have generously donated goods and services to the BBQ Fundraiser:

Bespoke Bicycles - 64B Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Bespoke Bicycles - 64B Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Cake Man Raven - 708n Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Cake Man Raven - 708 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Deniz, Turkish restaurant, 662 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Deniz, Turkish restaurant, 662 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

iCi restaurant, 246 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

iCi restaurant, 246 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Manhattan Plaza Health Club Climbing Gym

Manhattan Plaza Health Club Climbing Gym

Aqualis Grill - 773 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Aqualis Grill - 773 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238