NEW YORK, March 11, 2016 – Todd & Marlon LLC luxury watch brand inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and Spark MicroGrants non-profit organization focused on enabling community-driven entrepreneurial projects, today proudly announce a collaboration aimed at helping entrepreneurs where they need the most.
Spark MicroGrants has worked for five years to put families facing poverty at the forefront of their own change. Spark has reached over 134 villages across four countries with preliminary results that show the Spark model is not only highly cost effective but leads to long term locally-led change. Spark provides six months of capacity building paired with a seed grant to villages facing poverty so they can launch a social impact project of their choice, such as a farm to improve nutrition or a school where their children can learn. This model has proven to be more than twice as cost effective as big aid with twice the results. For example, for every one local project Spark seed funds, a community launches one independently with the skills learned from Spark.
Todd & Marlon will contribute to the development of the rural communities and activate a series of community-driven entrepreneurial projects via donating to Spark MicroGrants a percentage of the profit generated by the sales of the first collection of luxury watches named #YOURTIME.
“Entrepreneur is not a title but a mindset. It requires a good dose of madness for an incredibly rewarding life” said Vincenzo Carrara, CEO of Todd & Marlon LLC. "Entrepreneurs are amazing people and the most successful ones are master of time management. With #YOURTIME watches we wanted to celebrate their work and achievements. #YOURTIME is also a call to action for all the people with an Entrepreneurial Spirit. We want them to take the first step in the long and often difficult journey to success and we want to accompany them with #YOURTIME watches and much more…” and this is where Spark MicroGrants comes into play. “Spark MicroGrant is the perfect partner to bring to life Todd & Marlon mission and will help us help entrepreneurs where they need the most”.
It is our time and #YOURTIME to enable rural communities to become the drivers of their own future.