VibrantNation.com, the online destination for women 50+, recently announced that Dana Dakin, founder and president of WomensTrust, an international organization that offers support programs to aid and empower women and girls in the developing world, has been named Vibrant Nation’s “Vibrant Giver” for July 2009. “Dana Dakin’s ability to use her incredible talents to fuel entrepreneurship and economic development in West Africa is inspiring and truly making a difference,” said Stephen Reily, founder and CEO, VibrantNation.com. “As Dana has proven, all social indicators are positively impacted when you help women to help themselves. Not only do they transform their own lives but their families and communities also benefit.” In 2003, to mark her 60th birthday, Dana Dakin traveled to Ghana, West Africa to launch a microfinance program for women. From the perspective of 35 years as an entrepreneur servicing the investment field, microlending made sense as the most promising way to bring about real change. Today WomensTrust, the organization she founded, has over 1000 loan clients – all of whom own local businesses with loans ranging on average from $50 – $250. VibrantNation.com will continue to profile one Vibrant Giver each month. Because no one recognizes the strength in Vibrant Women better than other women like them, members of the site are invited to nominate others for this honor. To nominate a Vibrant Giver, visit http://www.VibrantNation.com/vibrant-giver.

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