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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

10/15/08

Death from Delivery - It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Healthy women and babies are dying from something natural and manageable – giving birth. In the poorest parts of the world, a woman's lifetime risk of death from complications during pregnancy and 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

6/21/08

Why Do I Care?

Sean Camoni offers insight and reflection following his advocacy efforts on the Hill for CARE's 2008 National Conference.

Senator Menendez was fighting a cold. A large contingent Read More

6/18/08

A Bang-Up Start

The day started with a bang – or a beat, in any case – for some 20 participants in this year”s CARE National Conference. These hardy souls gathered at 7 a.m., under the leadership of Read More

4/24/08

A Nutty Idea that Just Might Work

“Extreme poverty can be ended in our lifetime.’

If you believe this, you are:

a) Optimistic bordering on delusional.

b) A Read More