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Change Is Possible
This is my last full day in Malawi before I head home tomorrow. I leave encouraged by the gains we have made on this project, and the spirit and warmth of the people I have met on my journey. Malawi is truly “the heart of Africa”. This will be...
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Sanitation for Schools
Of the 5,000 primary schools in Malawi, under a quarter meet the national standard of one latrine per 60 students and only 4% of schools have hand washing facilities. Through funding provided by UNICEF and some of our individual Canadian donors, a safe...
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Lightening the load for cereal farmers in Ethiopia
In Were Jarso district, Ethiopia, rain patterns affect harvests in different ways. Too little, irregular or too much rain, often causes the same result, lower crop yields and less food. Too much rain creates a water logging problem unique to Were Jarso and...
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Building Capacity
I’ve written before of how NGOs like CPAR step in to fill gaps where local resources are scarce. It is only together with regional and local government that real progress can be made. Volunteers and natural leaders within each community play key roles...
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