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Q&A with Design Volunteer Rebecca Dimler

Rebecca Dimler spoke with Rachel Turner about her passion for using design to change lives.  Rebecca, an entrepreneur, owns the Reverse Flight Design Co., and is committed to helping more women entrepreneurs succeed.  Rebecca designed the Friendship Bridge 2017 Health for Life campaign among other projects.  

Q: Why do you volunteer with Friendship Bridge?

I volunteer because I want to share my design skills. I love that Friendship Bridge gives hope and options to women. They are providing a way for women to take a business idea and help it come true. That is amazing.

Q: What do you do with Friendship Bridge?

I’ve been helping to design marketing campaigns and other materials that will help build awareness of the Friendship Bridge community.

Q: What has been your favorite thing about volunteering with Friendship Bridge?

I’ve enjoyed learning about the impact that Friendship Bridge has on women involved in the Microcredit Plus program. Reading women’s stories as I am creating the marketing pieces is really inspiring. I love working with an organization that seeks to build a stronger community while also preserving artisan skills and culture.

Q: Where are you from?

I am from New Jersey, but currently live in Iowa, where my fiancé designs and builds motorcycles for Indian Motorcycles. We have a puppy named Summit who is my sidekick and keeps me company all day since I work from home. His name was inspired by our yearly Colorado hiking trips.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

Besides design, I love hiking, biking, and anything on water. I also love to garden.

Q: What do you want people to know about Friendship Bridge?

“Helping” is more than just sending things or money. Friendship Bridge doesn’t just put a Band-Aid on the issue of poverty; they provide microcredits with business education and health services in an effort to help build the community from the ground up and not just patch what is broken. They invest in the lives of the women they serve and appreciate the heritage of the culture.

If you would like to volunteer for Friendship Bridge, please contact us at info@friendshipbridge.org. For more information, click here.