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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Computers, printers, health insurance, oh my!

In the past week we've had a very nice printer, two computers, and health insurance for me donated by various people. We are currently looking for some donated office space for three to six months until we can afford to pay for our own office space. We hope to find something in central or north Boulder, Colorado.

In other news, we are coming closer to solidifying our relationship with the Abbott Foundation of Abbotabad, Pakistan. They requested our assistance with building a girls' middle school that will serve a dozen communities in the Northwest area of Pakistan. We still have a few details to work out, and then we have to get board approval, but we are finally on our way to doing a project in Pakistan! Heidi and I are both thrilled at the prospect as that country for which we started our nonprofit in the first place.

On the other hand, during this tedious process of finding an NGO partner in Pakistan, we have learned a heck of a lot, and we were privileged to be able to meet and work with Emily Sherman-Davis of Common Ground Society, Liberia. That project would not have happened had we jumped straight into the Pakistan project.

Emily has been a valuable teacher for me, and she has done a dynamite job running our scholarship project in Liberia. She will be getting us additional photos and stories of our girls in the next month or so.


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