Category Archives: Global

A future with hope

Kagemulo’s smile in this picture is misleading. She smiled upon seeing the video just taken during a visit to her home outside of Bukoba, Tanzania. Kagemulo had never before seen a picture of herself. Indeed, Kagemulo said, “I cry all … Continue reading

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A transformational act

On the last day of the NGO Forum on Women (Beijing, China, 1995), I witnessed a transformational act. It had been an empowering, world expanding 10 days. I listened to women wanting to be both faithful and feminist, demanding full … Continue reading

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Kagemulo’s hopes

Outside, the sun was beyond bright and the day was hot.  Inside, sitting on a carpet of grasses, the main room of the two-room home was dark and cool. Paul and I were in Tanzania as part of an 2004 … Continue reading

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A narrated visit in Malawi

Join me on a visit to two rural communities in Malawi. Meet Albeta, making a deposit in her village bank, and Gladys, who shows us her one-day-old goat kid.  Hear the chorus of women narrating the visit in song. Verse … Continue reading

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A (Peruvian) mountaintop experience

It was a (Peruvian) mountaintop experience to join the gathered community–farm families, school children and staff from partner organizations–to dedicate and celebrate a 33,000 gallon reservoir that would irrigate quinoa crops and grow a future with hope for 60 families. … Continue reading

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