iDE Celebrates Unveiling of New Mural
For Immediate Release
Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 28, 2017 - Today iDE Canada unveiled a mural celebrating their work with entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world. The large-scale installation depicts a lively market scene in Ghana, West Africa, one of six countries where iDE Canada supports the development of businesses related to agriculture and sanitation.
The six-panel artwork was painted by local award-winning artist Annie Bergen and was commissioned in partnership with Take Pride Winnipeg.
“I found the subject of the mural relatable since I consider myself an entrepreneur,” says Annie Bergen. “I am an artist and my family sells honey at our local market. I know how much support is needed to create a business. On a personal note, I used to live in Point Douglas. It’s great to see my art enhancing the streets of my old neighbourhood.”
iDE Canada’s office is located on Higgins Avenue near the Louise Bridge.
“Our mural says entrepreneurs are everywhere but this is more than a catchphrase for us,” says Stu Taylor, CEO, iDE Canada. “In the communities we work with, we see impoverished people as innovators and creators, not objects of charity. Although our work takes place in other countries, this artwork is a wonderful addition to the community and a reminder that work on international development is taking place right here.”
Since 1982, iDE offices and country teams around the world have served over 27 million people.
iDE creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Find out more about by visiting idecanada.org.
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