Why women

"When my husband doesn't have work it makes our economic situation difficult and also makes us depressed. This year my husband has been without work. With some of the classes I have learned new things that have helped me in my business. I've participated in crochet classes (ponchos, scarves, and baby blankets), purse making, and the leadership workshops. I also went to some of the business workshops when the young volunteers from the U.S. came to visit. They gave us good, new information and since their visit I have stopped working at TopiTop (retail store) where I realized I wasn't making a decent profit with my crochet scarves. They were exploiting me, paying me so little to knit a lot. When I knit or crochet as my own business I am able to make more money. I make money off of the new stitch we learned with the wire in making scarves.

This has made a difference in my life in how I think about things. I donít only learn new things for myself, but I often teach other women in my neighborhood. So when I teach other women I charge them a very small fee. I tell them, "What you learn will help you in your life, use your knowledge." There are always women that wait for me and want to learn what I am doing, what is new, and what can I teach them. "


- Fausta Vasquez Yntor, Peru DiscoverHope Fund

how it works

connected giving


Connecther provides a platform for non-profits to raise funds for their projects. Non-profit organizations, that are providing services to women and children in their quest for self-reliance, register their organizations then add their projects to Connecther.


You browse through projects by geographical area or type of project. All of our projects provide services to women and children in their quest for self-reliance! Donors choose a project or projects to fund. Donors can contribute as an individual, within a fundraising page or can pledge an amount to match at a later date.


Each donation shows up automatically in the context of a running total so that non-profits can instantaneously see how much their project has in funding and donors can see the immediate impact of their donation! Once the funding goal is met for the Non-profit Project, Connecther sends a check to the Project Partner for the amount raised minus a 7.9% + .30 per transaction for Connecther administrative and Paypal costs.



Connecther matches donors with projects and brings awareness, visbility and funding to projects that are helping women and children.

Non-profits add their project to the Connecther website. Connecther consolidates projects so that you can choose projects by interest.

You browse through projects that are helping women and children in their quest for self reliance.

You choose a project to fund. You can contribute as an individual, within a fundraising page or can pledge an amount to match at a later date.

Your donation automatically shows up in the context of a running total so that you can see the immediate impact of your donation.

Once the funding goal is met for the non-profit project, Connecther sends a check to the Project Partner for the amount raised, minus a fee of 7.9 % + .30 per transaction for administrative and PayPal costs.