Date: 3/26/2012
Source: Incapital
Author: Incapital

Incapital Supports The Freedom Climb

Incapital is a proud sponsor of The Freedom Climb, a mission by women from across the world to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and help break the cycles of poverty, shame, slavery, and despair for oppressed women and children around the world.

The climbers, including seven women from South Florida, began their ascent of Africa's tallest mountain on January 11, 2012, the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the U.S. Forty three of the forty eight women participating in the 2012 Freedom Climb successfully reached the summit.

"Incapital's generosity and support were instrumental in enabling The Freedom Climb to support women and children in 24 countries," said Lori Degler, southeast regional director of partner relations for Operation Mobilization USA, the founding organization for the Freedom Climb. "Some of the projects in which The Freedom Climb has been involved include the building of a school in Zambia, assisting with trauma counseling of children in Cambodia, providing skills development for women and children in India, and rescuing oppressed women in Austria."

"Incapital is proud to support The Freedom Climb and leaders like Lori Degler who are making a difference in the lives of women and children all around the world," said Incapital CEO John Radtke.

The Freedom Climb was launched by Operation Mobilization, a faith-based organization that offers aid to people in developing countries. Projects supported by The Freedom Climb include micro-loans, education, skills training, and protection from exploitation.