Want to help with the relief efforts in the wake of Chile's devastating earthquake last week? NESsT, The Lemelson Foundation's RAMP partner in Peru, has established the Levantando Chile Fund to support local Chilean nonprofit organizations that are channeling assistance to communities on the ground. In the short run, the Fund will support both immediate assistance and long-term reconstruction efforts in Chile. In the longer run, the Fund will focus solely on the longer term efforts, particularly several organizations that we know well and that are working with their communities on re-building their lives and livelihoods. For more information and to donate, visit: www.levantandochile.org.
Founded in Chile in 1999 by U.S. and Chilean Social Entrepreneurs Lee Davis and Nicole Etchart, NESsT has provided capital and mentoring to over 2000 social enterprises, transforming thousands of lives and demonstrating entrepreneurial solutions to critical social problems across Latin America and Central Europe. For more information, visit: www.nesst.org.