cards from africa


    First things first: my dad’s report was good. The tumor was a stage two and had not broken through the bladder wall. They found no other cancer cells in the other samples they took from his bladder. He goes back for another checkup in three months, but that’s all he has to do.

    And there was much rejoicing.

    I had a couple of things on my mind when I came up to write tonight, but they will wait. I want to point you to something I found out about through Africakid called The World Challenge. Here’s how they describe themselves:

    The World Challenge is back and looking to reward projects that make a real difference to local communities. World Challenge 2006, brought to you by BBC World and Newsweek, in association with Shell, aims to find individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

    World Challenge 2006 is all about global involvement, casting a net for ideas from individuals or groups deserving recognition.

    The twelve finalists are doing amazing work. Africakid made specific mention of Cards From Africa, a business in Rwanda that was organized by her brother’s friend, whose aim is to provide “quality employment to the poorest and neediest young people in Rwanda.” You can read an article about CFA, along with the other finalists, in the issue of Newsweek that came out today (dated October 23). The winning business will get $20,000 and the two runners-up will each get $10,000.

    Please take time to vote and then tell as many people as you can.

    Voting ends November 19. The winners will be announced in December.



    1. Thanks, Milton, for passing the word along! I’m glad these businesses are being spotlighted–refreshing, after so much bad news gets press.
      I rejoice along with you over your dad’s medical report. Another bit of wonderful news!

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