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A Revolutionary Gift

October 28, 2016

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Hello everyone… Round Earth friend and supporter Nancy Fushan filling in this week for Mary.

My father was born on Pine Street in downtown Philadelphia, just blocks from where Benjamin Franklin turned a failing newspaper—The Pennsylvania Gazette—into one of the colonies’ most-read and profitable publications! Franklin’s civic activism would bring about the nation’s first volunteer fire station, the Philadelphia public library, and the University of Pennsylvania. So my father probably absorbed Franklin’s wisdom by just breathing the air or drinking the water in his neighborhood.

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NGOs and development in Africa: Lessons for donors

March 5, 2014

This story was published by Reuters on March 3, 2014.

By SARAH OOKO

An aerial view of Nyaoga village in Western Kenya reveals a vast savannah of short trees, lush grass and occasional hills. Rectangular mud-thatched huts, with iron sheet roofs dot the horizon. Villagers from a distance seem to be tilling small pieces of land, roaming into different homesteads and going about daily activities.

Nyaoga, located along the shores of Lake Victoria, is a predominantly fishing community.

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