BEYÌYËM FUND

£10.00£600.00

Clear

The Beyìyëm Fund invests in the ‘little dreams’ of women from African and African diaspora communities – because everything big starts small.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

We know that it is the little things that contribute to our happiness, that build our confidence, and that can provide us with skills that can be useful for our present and future. Simply, this is because everything big starts small.

Beyìyëm, can be loosely translated as ‘dream’ in the West African language of fang. We chose this term because it exemplifies the purpose of this fund: to contribute to making the dreams of women aged 15 to 21 and 35 to 50 years from African diaspora communities a reality.

We believe that contributing to the dreams of women means creating opportunity – and that when women get opportunities, a whole generation has access to new opportunities too.  We think that when women invest in their dreams, they are sending a positive image to new generations of women and building their confidence. They are also better placed to support their daughters to never forget to invest in their own dreams and passions, because these make them unique and they matter.

Similarly, by investing in the dreams of young-adolescent girls, we want to send them a message of support to continue to pursue their dreams and seek opportunities that can help them do so, however big or small.

Our objective is to give grants to 10 women from 15 to 21 years of age, and to 10 women from 35 to 50 years of age in the U.K., Spain, or France to pursue one of their ‘little dreams’, such as enrolling in a driving school to get a driving licence, subsistence funds to volunteer abroad for a few weeks, fees to enrol in a language school abroad, or simply a ticket to travel to the other side of the world to discover! All these are ‘little dream’ which we feel matter and which can be harder to pursue in certain circumstances where resources are scarce.

Español

Todos sabemos que son las pequeñas cosas las que ayudan a hacernos felices, las que nos dan confianza y seguridad, y las que pueden proporcionarnos las destrezas que pueden sernos útiles para nuestro presente y nuestro futuro. Sencillamente porque los grandes proyectos surgen de pequeñas iniciativas.

Beyìyëm puede traducirse aproximadamente como “sueño” en la lengua fang del África Occidental. Hemos elegido esta palabra porque encarna el propósito de este fondo: ayudar a hacer realidad los sueños de mujeres de la diáspora africana, con edades comprendidas entre 15 y 21 años y entre 35 y 50 años.

Tenemos la convicción de que ayudar a realizar los sueños de estas mujeres significa crear oportunidades – y que cuando estas mujeres logran esas oportunidades, una generación entera tiene también acceso a nuevas oportunidades. Tenemos la certeza de que cuando estas mujeres invierten en sus sueños, transmiten un mensaje positivo a las nuevas generaciones de mujeres, ayudando a aumentar su confianza y seguridad. Asimismo, estas mujeres tendrán más facilidades para ayudar a sus hijas a que nunca olviden invertir en sus propios sueños y pasiones, porque esos sueños y esas pasiones las convertirán en mujeres excepcionales, y por ello esos sueños y esas pasiones son importantes.

Del mismo modo, mediante nuestra inversion en los sueños de mujeres jóvenes, deseamos enviar a estas mujeres un mensaje de apoyo para que continúen luchando por sus sueños y buscando oportunidades que puedan ayudarles en ese esfuerzo, independientemente de lo grandes o pequeños que sus sueños sean.

Nuestro objetivo es conceder subvenciones a diez mujeres de entre 15 y 21 años de edad, y a otras diez mujeres de edades comprendidas entre 35 y 50 años, en el Reino Unido, España o Francia, para que puedan luchar por uno de sus “pequeños sueños”, ya sea matricularse en una autoescuela para obtener el permiso de conducir, obtener fondos de manutención para hacer un voluntariado de varias semanas en el extranjero, cubrir los costes de matriculación en una escuela de idiomas en el extranjero, ¡o simplemente un billete para viajar al otro lado del mundo y descubrir nuevas cosas! Todos estos son “pequeños sueños” y creemos que son importantes y que pueden resultar muy difíciles de alcanzar en determinadas circunstancias donde los recursos son escasos.

Invest in the dreams of women!

Contribute to the BEYÌYËM FUND – £10, £30, £100, £250 or £600

£10

No contribution is too small! Become a valuable contributor to the Beyìyëm Fund!

£30

Become a Beyìyëm Fund Silver Supporter! Your investment could provide public transportation for a week for an aspiring young girl completing the internship of her dreams in New York!

£100

Become a Beyìyëm Fund Gold Supporter! Your investment could help an an emerging female videographer to enter a short film competition online, propelling her to stardom! You also get a free Rootencial t-shirt!

£250

Become a Beyìyëm Fund Platinum Supporter! Your investment could pay for the flights for an aspiring young woman entrepreneur to travel to France for networking and an intensive French-language course, opening up new markets for her start-up!

£600

Become a Beyìyëm Fund Non-Executive Adviser! Be part of the evaluation panel to determine who our grants should go to. Your investment could help a young female artist launch a pop-up gallery exhibition of her latest work in a central London or Madrid location.

Our goals!

Provide funding to ten women from African and African diaspora communities to pursue their dreams

2.5k

June 2019 Target

10k

25K

June 2020 Target

Our Success Stories

I am so happy to see you in our shop. Please have a look at success stories that are related to our marketplace. Thank you for your trust!

Rootencial will use the information you provide in this form to share updates, stories from the community, amazing facts about the African diaspora, and opportunities. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at info@rootencial.com. We will treat your information with respect. By completing the above you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This