"We would like to say that the Angela Borba Fund has genealogy, it is not an orphan, it has been inspired by Mama Cash, Global Fund and Semillas, but besides having mothers, we have sisters in Africa, African Women's Development Fund and Pitseng and Wheat, and Asia, Nirnaya and Tewa. We have some godmothers like Neusa Pereira, Sonia Alvarez, Raquel Silva, Izabel Ferreira, Maria Lúcia da Silva, Malu Heilborn, Eunice Gutman, Zezé Lima, Schuma Schumaher, Silvia Camurça, Solange Dacach, Jurema Werneck, Vitoria Grabois and Claudia Ferreira, who have lovingly given us wise advice and part of their time to better develop the Fund”.
With these words, Amalia Fischer and Madalena Guilhon began the opening speech of the event that marked the launch of the ELAS Fund, exactly 17 years ago.
On August 28, 2000, the Seminar "Women, Social Responsibility and Financial Resources" brought together dozens of activists in Rio de Janeiro to launch the first and only women's fund in Brazil, initially called Fundo Angela Borba.
The Angela Borba Fund was born with the "objective of democratizing the financing of projects for women, individual or collective, aimed at the development of women, the human rights of women, in the fields of non-traditional education, culture, communication, art, sexuality, anti-racism struggles, gender research, and related areas".
On our 17th anniversary, we once again thank all the partners, donors and funders who have accompanied us and supported our mission to promote and strengthen the leading role and rights of women by mobilizing and investing resources in their initiatives. We reaffirm our feminist genealogy and reinforce, even more convincingly, our vision that investing in women is our way of changing the world: donate to transform.
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"Women, Social Responsibility and Financial Resources".