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While preparing to go to Uganda in June, I was nervous to go to Gulu. You see, Gulu is in the Northern part of Uganda where Kony and the LRA had hit hardest. I read warnings saying not to go. But, I still signed a waiver with Watoto to say I'd go to Gulu... and on day one of my first trip to Africa made the journey there not knowing what to expect.  I loved it.  A country girl at heart, I loved the rural and smaller size of Gulu in comparison to the noise and bustle of Kampala. But I also loved the people. They were the first to win me over in Uganda. People who had seen the...

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I am Powerful

I just found this amazing video on twitter and had to share it.  This inspiring movie is about the power and potential of women in developing countries. Bringing hope and change to women and girl's lives around the world is a proven means of fighting global poverty.  Watch this video from CARE - and let us know your thoughts! 

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Africa Bound

Now that we've launched Just One - we can tell you our other exciting news.  One week today, the two of us are heading to Africa. We leave on November 10, and are having a whirlwind tour with three days in each of three countries... Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. We will be setting up our business relationships with some amazing organizations who we can't wait to tell you more about! We will also be documenting the need in each country... and how it's being met. We have made a decision to partner with some great organizations as they are on the ground in these countries and best know how to meet the needs. We return home on the morning...

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Random Acts of Kindness

 Remember the movie "Pay it Forward?" If you haven't seen it... in the movie, a teacher gives his class an unusual assignment - think up a practical way to make the world a better place, and put it into action. Eleven year old Trevor comes up with the notion of "Pay It Forward" - do a needed favour for three different people without being asked, and then ask them to do the same for three others. So simple. Three simple acts. Could it really change the world?  I read a blog post about a woman on her 38th birthday who celebrated by doing 38 random acts of kindness. She had some great ideas - such as taping change to the outside of...

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