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12/5/08

A reminder that people, not words, are what's important

I spent two full days at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan. Until then my knowledge of these issues was very vague and abstract. I could barely grasp what was happening when TV cameras Read More

10/8/08

Haiti report 3: Birth of a Project

Recently, I accompanied our water and drainage specialist for an assessment of needs in the field. I love these privileged moments, to go in search of those with whom we will Read More

9/28/08

Haiti report 2: No Comment

Facts

A woman gives birth in a temporary shelter, the bare ground covered in trash.
Without medicine.

Millions of barefooted people in mud laden with sharp Read More

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9/1/08

Final Thoughts on Malawi

As the journey in Malawi came to an end, I was left both humbled and deeply impressed by the women I've met. One of the most moving things I heard on this trip was that women were encouraged by Read More

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8/30/08

Women Investing in Business Together in Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa"

If I could summarize what I have seen in Kaundama village in just a word, it would be "harmony". I have met the delightful, inspiring members of the Namirazi women's association (named for a local Read More

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8/21/08

Women Helping Women in the Warm Heart of Africa ─ Creating Access to Credit Where There Was None



Photographer PhilBorgestraveled for two weeks in May to
Malawi with colleague filmmaker/photographer Smith Patrick to learn about how Read More

8/5/08

Standing Together at AIDS 2008

At the 2008 International AIDS conference in Mexico City,
an event the size of a small city, it is a relief to see some familiar
faces. I already knew a handful of the 30 colleagues Read More