Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.E.F. Schumacher

The Sagitte Yom-Tov Fund

The family of Sagitte Yom-Tov has made a generous bequest to Good Return to fund small loans to women living in the Philippines and Cambodia. We are very grateful to Sagitte’s family for their support.

Sagitte Yom-Tov (1976 – 2013) was an academically, artistically and musically talented young woman. From a young age and with modest means, she donated to charities on an ongoing basis. With her quiet nature she cared for the environment and for the underprivileged. She did voluntary work for children with cancer, the disadvantaged at a daytime hostel, animals in an animal shelter, adults with literacy difficulties teaching literacy and numeracy and regularly served Xmas lunches to the homeless. She was often available to help where needed.

As an anthropologist, she worked with indigenous communities in documenting their history and culture prior to the impending development of their land.

When she tragically died at the age of 36, she had commenced studies for a post-graduate degree in Community Development, wanting to be part of social improvement.

She fulfilled the hopes and expectations embodied in her name Sagitte – a Hebrew name meaning “sublime.” The family has established a fund in her name to continue her dedication to those less advantaged than her. Sagitte’s surname ‘Yom-Tov’ means a good day. We hope and believe that this fund will bring good days to the recipients.

May Sagitte’s name and beautiful soul be remembered through acts of kindness, and may Sagitte’s fund draw others to join and may the fund grow from strength to strength.

 

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“Memories of our lives, of our works
and our deeds will continue in others.”

– Rosa Parks

 

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