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  • VICOBA Training meets The Three Amigos: Savvy Business Women Launch a Sewing School
    VICOBA training asks participants to identify what they have, moving from a mindset of hopelessness to recognizing resources. For the women of the Dorcas Cooperative, this was a tough question to ponder. “We live in a very dry part of Kenya where it is very difficult to get water. For us, the challenge of water […] The post VICOBA Training meets The Three Amigos: Savvy Business Women Launch a Sewi...
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  • Project update — shop space leased for Sewing Hope for Girls!
    We are thrilled to report that progress is underway! The first portion of funds raised in our March campaign “Sewing Hope for Girls” has been released to our New Hope for Girls partners in Tanzania. With these funds, Consoler Wilbert, Director of the New Hope for Girls Organization (NHGO), together with her husband Eliya, have […] The post Project update — shop space leased for Sewing Hope for Gir...
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  • A Photographer’s Journey with African Road
    I’m Katie, you may notice from my accent that I’m not from round here. I live in London, England and as Kelly’s already mentioned I work as a photographer and in communications. Over the last 4 years I have had the privilege of working with African Road, I was a volunteer in their Portland office […] The post A Photographer’s Journey with African Road appeared first on African Road.
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  • A Cynic’s Endorsement for African Road
    This post was adapted from a talk Craig Spinks gave at the African Road Gala in 2016. I want to tell you the story of how I fell in love with African Road. But it’ll help if you first hear a bit of my backstory. I’m a videographer. I started making videos at around age […] The post A Cynic’s Endorsement for African Road appeared first on African Road.
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  • The Story of Loveness
    I met Loveness, a member of New Hope for Girls Organization, in July 2016. Consoler — NHGO’s founder and mom to 32 rescued girls — asked me how old I thought Loveness was. I looked at her small frame and guessed 6 or 7 years old. In fact, Loveness was 12. She had bright eyes […] The post The Story of Loveness appeared first on African Road.
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  • The Parable of the Lost Memory Card — A Story from Burundi
    This post was written by photographer Katie Garner, working on photo assignment with African Road in East Africa this month.  Over the course of 2 days, we visited 3 Batwa villages. The Batwa, as you may be aware, are indigenous to East Africa and make up approx 1% of the population of Burundi. Traditionally hunters […] The post The Parable of the Lost Memory Card — A Story from Burundi appeared f...
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  • English girl in East Africa
    It’s good to be back. You may remember me, Katie Garner, from such chronicles as ‘How to eat your way around New York’ in 2010, or ‘How not to navigate the Congo’ in 2012, or ‘Various shades of coffee shop’ in Portland, Oregon 2015. Now, I’m back with East Africa 2017. Obviously not all of […] The post English girl in East Africa appeared first on African Road.
  • Capturing partnerships — the view from behind the lens
    Sitting around a table stretching 24 feet are 32 girls between about the ages of six and twenty. Each has a story of great suffering, but you wouldn’t know that from the tone of this gathering. They are laughing, playing games, and interacting like sisters. It’s dinner time for this makeshift family, and I’m honored […] The post Capturing partnerships — the view from behind the lens appeared first...
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  • A message from Parfaite, African Road VICOBA graduate
    “Hello, my name is Parfaite Nimbona, and I am a single mom and a member of Pilgrims VICOBA group in Burundi. Over the last five years I have tried multiple small businesses (selling clothes, women’s products…) but because they all seemed to fail in the first year, I had concluded that business was probably not […] The post A message from Parfaite, African Road VICOBA graduate appeared first on Afr...
  • Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative
    As a donor and volunteer for African Road, it doesn’t get much better than this: Pulling up to the Togetherness Cooperative in person for the first time, feeling the breeze, seeing the view, smelling the farm, and knowing it really is real. On Tuesday, I was delighted to visit the cooperative while bakery training was in full […] The post Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative appeared first ...
  • One year later, VICOBA still bringing change in Tanzania
    Sunny skies, big smiles, and flourishing businesses – that’s what greeted African Road VICOBA trainer David Clemy on his recent trip to Tanzania. Last year, 63 women and girls in Tanzania participated in VICOBA small business training. The participants are members of New Hope for Girls, a refuge for girls escaping indentured servitude – a […] The post One year later, VICOBA still bringing change i...
  • Aaaaaand we’re off! Women’s bakery training begins in Rwanda
    Aaaaaand we’re off! 21 women and young people have begun training to start a bakery business in Rwanda. The bakery business will create jobs for women, provide nutritionally enhanced bread – a commodity that is in high demand but short supply in Rwanda – and impart skills that can be used for life, such as […] The post Aaaaaand we’re off! Women’s bakery training begins in Rwanda appeared first on ...
  • VICOBA begins in Kenya!
    Last week, African Road Changemaker David Clemy travelled to Kibwezi, Kenya to lead the first session of VICOBA training. Kibwezi is a rural community in dry, Eastern Kenya on the road between Mombasa and Nairobi. Access to water is one of life’s major challenges in this region. The women of the Dorcas Cooperative, who are […] The post VICOBA begins in Kenya! appeared first on African Road.
  • Meet Leigh Harvey, African Road Rockstar
    Meet Leigh Harvey, longtime friend of African Road, Women’s Bakery Champion, and all-around rock star fundraiser. Leigh has been a supporter of African Road since the early days. In 2010, she gathered some friends* to travel to Rwanda with Kelly Bean and went back again in 2014. This summer, Leigh joined Kelly to visit African […] The post Meet Leigh Harvey, African Road Rockstar appeared first on...
  • In the past week alone…
    In the past week alone…   More than 150 children from the indigenous Batwa tribe in Burundi started school. Crops are being planted in three rural Batwa villages. Progress is being made in Kenya on a well project. Funding was committed for teacher training for Togetherness preschool teachers in Rwanda. 50 women and young people […] The post In the past week alone… appeared first on African Road.
  • Bonding over brunch, building a better world
    Last Saturday morning, African Road supporters filed in out of the Portland rain with brunch dishes and a heartfelt curiosity to learn about East Africa. After coffee was poured, plates were filled up, and the mingling settled down, everyone gathered in Dennis and Janie Henderson’s living room to hear and see the stories Kelly, African […] The post Bonding over brunch, building a better world appe...

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