Passion for Sudan Team - 2007
The "Passion for Sudan" team consists of Kim Spriet, Denise Pelley, Lynn Blumas, Samira El-Hindi, Anna Pacifico, Nicole Spriet and Lucy Ogletree.
These seven successful London, Ontario businesswomen have chosen to connect with women entrepreneurs half a world away in Sudan in a way that would empower Sudanese women. The Canadian women are taking on projects specifically designed to assist the Sudanese women to rebuild their communities following twenty years of civil war. From slavery and bondage to an era of new opportunity, the time for action is now.
The women have titled their initiative "Passion for Sudan" and they visited south Sudan in January 2007, accompanied by Glen Pearson and Jane Roy from Canadian Aid for South Sudan. Funds raised in Canada are being used to support various women's micro-enterprise projects. The goals of the Passion for Sudan team are ambitious and doable: