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Photo Friday: Friends

Our Friday photo blog comes from Barak’s recent trip to Kenya, visiting partners and communities. “Friends are like flowers… You may be mzungu, I may be African, but we can be friends in the garden of love” ~…


Help Bring Biosand Filters to Zambia

This is Samson. He was the patient one who taught me how to build a biosand filter in Zambia—which is no small task for a girl who’s not very savvy with any kind of manual labor. It required…


As We Depart

I never had any plans to go to Kenya. And, I certainly never had any plans to go to Marsabit. As I was headed to the airport for my return flight home in January 2011, my driver was…


Save a Drink, Save a Life

I’ve never been to Zambia, and maybe that’s why it’s easy for me to live in my own bubble, with my own problems and pretend my world is the only one that exists. But I am moved by…


How Violence Plagues the Poor

“The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.”-Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, The Locust Effect…


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