September 30, 2013 by Brian Williams Ph.D.
Karen Spano has created an organization called “Weeps International”. Weeps International stands for Widows Entering Entrepreneurial Partnerships. In creating this organization Karen Spano looks to empower the world using this humanitarian organization as a vehicle. The Weeps International organization helps widows in Uganda Africa with micro financing to start businesses. Three hundred women have entered this program with an 86% success rate in sustaining their businesses. Karen believes in creating solutions for problems and not just perpetuating the problem.
August 30, 2013 marked the day that Karen Spano received the Golden Rule International Award. Ambassador Clyde Rivers, the head of the North American Division of the Golden Rule International, conducted the ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Golden Rule International Award is now established in 120 nations of the world. This organization seeks out top achievers that live the Golden Rule in their everyday life. This is a new global ethic that the leadership of the Golden Rule International Award, Patron, current President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde and Ambassador Mussie Hailu has embraced and is promoting globally. Golden Rule International is also affiliated with the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI), African Union, the United Nations as well as the United Religions Initiative (URI).
Ambassador Clyde Rivers said, “Karen Spano is a leading humanitarian because she is convinced bringing solutions to the worlds problems will work to eradicate poverty. Karen is committed to this process and has proven it out with her Weeps International organization.”
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