African Road, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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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...

African Road, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

African Road, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • 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...

African Road, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • 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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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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