On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Amy Bardi, founder and executive director of Clothed in Hope. Founded in 2011, Clothed in Hope is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization that provides life-skills education, empowerment, and economic opportunity to vulnerable women in Zambia, Africa. Operating in the Ng’ombe Compound in Lusaka, Zambia, Clothed in Hope is empowering women in a sustainable, community-owned way as a means of orphan prevention. With local partnerships, six local staff members, and the home of HOPE at the Chikondi Community Center, CiH has impacted the lives of over 120 Zambian women and their families. CiH is breaking the cycle of poverty, one stitch at a time. Amy is truly an amazing woman and I loved my conversation with her! I know you will, too!
Amy Woodell Bardi, Founder and Executive Director of Clothed in Hope, was named a finalist for the University of South Carolina’s “Woman of the Year” Award in 2012. She received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service from the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. Amy is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Retailing-Fashion Merchandising and minor in Public Relations. Amy founded CiH during her junior year of college in 2011 and launched the program in Zambia in June 2012. A North Carolina native, Amy Bardi now resides in Fuquay-Varina with her husband after living in Zambia for 3 years to launch Clothed in Hope.
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