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While there, she met Rosa, a young mother with a six-month-old son named Victor. As Julie was getting on her bus to leave, Rosa tried to give Victor to Julie because she believed he would never have a chance to thrive where they lived. Julie explained that she couldn’t take Rosa’s son, but that she would be back to help the refugee community. It was a promise.

In 2011, Julie founded I Pour Life to empower and equip individuals with social and economic disadvantages to become self-sufficient. I Pour Life’s first initiative was in Rosa’s community in El Salvador. After five years of coming alongside local leaders, I Pour Life began to launch other sustainable programs in other places around the world.

Julie Higgins has spent over thirty years as a businesswoman. As an entrepreneur, she learned the value of developing her team and the people around her to be leaders at work and in the community. In 2009, she was presented with an opportunity to lead a team on a trip to El Salvador.

I Pour Life is designed to respond differently to the world’s needs. We stand up when others sit, speak up when others are quiet, and challenge and coach individuals to believe in what feels impossible given their circumstances. One person and one community at a time, I Pour Life is providing a hand up, not a hand out to people with economic and social disadvantages. I Pour Life has active programs in Missouri, Texas, and Kore, Ethiopia.

Julie Higgins has spent over thirty years as a businesswoman. As an entrepreneur, she learned the value of developing her team and the people around her to be leaders at work and in the community. In 2009, she was presented with an opportunity to lead a team on a trip to El Salvador.

While there, she met Rosa, a young mother with a six-month-old son named Victor. As Julie was getting on her bus to leave, Rosa tried to give Victor to Julie because she believed he would never have a chance to thrive where they lived. Julie explained that she couldn’t take Rosa’s son, but that she would be back to help the refugee community. It was a promise.

In 2011, Julie founded I Pour Life to empower and equip individuals with social and economic disadvantages to become self-sufficient. I Pour Life’s first initiative was in Rosa’s community in El Salvador. After five years of coming alongside local leaders, I Pour Life began to launch other sustainable programs in other places around the world.

I Pour Life is designed to respond differently to the world’s needs. We stand up when others sit, speak up when others are quiet, and challenge and coach individuals to believe in what feels impossible given their circumstances. One person and one community at a time, I Pour Life is providing a hand up, not a hand out to people with economic and social disadvantages. I Pour Life has active programs in Missouri, Texas, and Kore, Ethiopia.

 

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