december, 2016

16dec5:30 pm7:30 pmAEDS Fundraising EventHelp us build a loan fund for African immigrant entrepreneurs!


Event Details

Help us build a loan fund for African immigrant entrepreneurs!

Nearly 67% of African immigrant entrepreneurs have trouble accessing loans to start their businesses and only 9.4% are able to get support from traditional financial institutions. (Dr. Bruce Corrie, “The Economic Potential of African Immigrants in Minnesota,” 2015) We need your support to build a loan fund to support African businesses. Our fundraiser will include food and refreshments, live performances by Siama w/ Dallas Johnson and Abdi Phenomenal, and a silent auction featuring art by Kimberly Birch and Sara Endalew!

Where: Red Sea Restaurant and Bar
When: 5:30-7:30pm, Friday, December 16th
What: An evening of art, culture, and food

*Visual art by Kimberly Birch and Sara Endalew
*Music by Siama’s Afrobilly Trio (Siama Matzungidi, Dallas Johnson and Mikkel Beckmen)
*Music by Genet Abate
*Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine provided by Red Sea Restaurant and Bar
*Special guest speakers

Tickets: $50 per person (cash or check at the door) All admission will go directly to a loan fund for African businesses.
Sponsored By: Red Sea Restaurant and Bar
Parking: paid parking available behind Red Sea

We’re so grateful for the generous support pledged for this event by our friends and partners:

*Red Sea Restaurant and Bar
*Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)
*Rift Valley Transportation
*Addis Travel Services
*A&A Reliable Home Health Care
*Dilla’s Ethiopian Restaurant

If you’re excited about the cause, consider becoming a sponsor:
Email for more information about sponsorship.

You can also make an online donation:

Feel free to share this invitation with friends and family. Thank you for supporting African immigrant businesses in the Twin Cities!


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar

320 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454


African Economic Development Solutions