What started out as an arts organization that sent art supplies around the world to educate kids about the importance of art, ended up turning into Investments for Developing Communities. After hearing Muhammad Yunus speak on micro-finance, Lisa Whitridge, IDC Director, was inspired to turn her temporary cause into a larger one by addressing community problems from the bottom up with economic development and education for girls around the world. IDC is a non-profit that provides educational sponsorships for girls and micro-loans to women in developing countries. Based in Portland, OR, IDC partners with stable, international community development programs that are improving their communities. Incorporating her education in Industrial Design, Lisa is working on creating a for-profit artistic product that she can incorporate into IDC to further their offerings and global reach. Watch Lisa’s interview with Adrianne Gunn to learn all about this amazing organization. To learn how you can get involved, visit www.idcempowers.org.