Have you ever seen faces being lit up when you tell someone she can keep her land if she registers her customary rights? Or witnessed how knowledge allows entrepreneurs to start their own businesses thus lifting this person’s and his family’s standard of living?
Sylvia Luchini, Managing Director of the International Real Property Foundation (IRPF), has experienced it in countries such as Uganda, Bolivia, and Romania. In the 12 years that she has worked with IRPF, she has helped to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs when property rights are sold, rented or leased, which drives the economy and generates jobs.
What is IRPF?
The mission of the IRPF is to assist in the creation of free, efficient, transparent and equitable real estate markets anchored to private property rights; to help develop civil society by establishing an ethical and trained real estate profession committed to protection of the public and organized into representative real property associations; and to promote real property ownership as a key element of strong democracies and poverty alleviation.
IRPF’s expertise comes from the large pool of practitioners and professional experts to which the Foundation has unique and deep access through its strategic partner affiliations in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, IRPF is considered by USAID as the “standard setter” in real estate education, association development and market assessments. To learn more about IRPF, click here.
Running for Rights
This Saturday, October 9, Sylvia will run the Chicago Marathon in order to raise money for the IRPF. Funds raised will go directly to IRPF and fulfilling their mission to benefit people through property rights.
In Sylvia’s words, “For every dollar that you contribute, I will devote my energy to complete a successful race. All my training, commitment and physical resilience are none compared to the hard labor that people in developing countries face.”
If you would like to contribute or encourage Sylvia in Running for Rights with IRPF, please visit her donation page.