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  • Is Congo's Coffee Served at a Starbucks Near You
    on May 19, 2016
    When I see or purchase an imported product, I can't help but think about the country of origin and its people. Are its people better off? Are their lives being improved? But we know it is not always for the...
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  • Why water is key to beating poverty
    on Apr 17, 2015
    Ending extreme poverty requires tackling the global water and sanitation crisis, a valuable investment in public health that will help protect people from diseases such as Ebola and cholera. Doctors Without Borders explains that disease outbreaks are...
  • Toilets Critical to Ending (Extreme) Poverty
    on Nov 19, 2013
    Water and Sanitation is link to extreme poverty. You can't break the cycle without providing access to water and sanitation. http://blogs.worldbank.org/water/toilets-critical-ending-poverty As we acknowledge the first official UN World Toilet Day on...
  • Behind Those Fast Growth Rates, Rising Inequality - NYTimes.com
    on Nov 6, 2013
    Rising inequality translates to rising extreme poverty. The numbers and percent of population living in extreme poverty is going up. ”It was his first post-election news conference, at a luxurious villa high above the Congo River, and the president...
  • BBC News - DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth
    on Oct 10, 2013
    Congo has given the world so much. It has given slaves, ivory, rubber, copper, uranium, diamonds, tin, cobalt, and coltan to develop the western world. In return, it's people live in deadly extreme poverty. I see it every day. They...
  • How to Get to Full Water and Sanitation Coverage
    on Sep 4, 2013
    Achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for water is within reach even for rural Congo. It will not be done by 2015 but at some point in the not too distance future. However, sanitation is problem globally. I see the...
  • How to Get to Full Water and Sanitation Coverage
    on Sep 4, 2013
    Achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for water is within reach even for rural Congo. It will not be done by 2015 but at some point in the not too distance future. However, sanitation is problem globally. I see the...
  • Malaria overstretching healthcare in DRC
    on May 20, 2013
    Malaria is preventable and curable. But the poor don't have the resources. Thousands of children under five years old die each year. Insecticide treated nets (ITN) are not available in some areas. And when they are available, their costs may...
  • Highest Rate of First-Day Deaths of Newborns in Africa - NYTimes.com
    on May 9, 2013
    Too many babies in Congo don't survive their first day of life. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/world/africa/africa-has-highest-rate-of-first-day-deaths-of-newborns-report-says.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y&_r=0 More than one million babies a ye...
  • Cassava Linked to Mental Deficits
    on Apr 23, 2013
    Holy Mental Deficits! Wow! Cassava could be mentally retarding babies and children. Congolese babies are weaned on cassava. It's their first food. And they grow up eating it at least once a day or more. More tests should be done....
  • The Right Solution for the 'Heart of Darkness'
    on Apr 21, 2013
    Solar energy is the right and the only solution for the Congo. The grid is a long, long, LONG, way in the future. Electricity is so essential development. It's lighting, refrigeration for vaccines, communication, powering devices, and much much more.
  • Munchkins, Not From The Classic Book
    on Apr 18, 2013
    Recently, I read and listened to the classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It was free courtesy of Kindle, Amazon and Audible. The Munchkins were just as memorable from my childhood when I watched the movie. In the Democratic...
  • DR Congo is Tied for Last Place
    on Mar 15, 2013
    The 2013 Human Development Index shows the Democratic Republic of the Congo tied for last place out of 187 countries surveyed. Download HDI_Trends_2013.pdf...
  • International Women's Day at MONUSCO
    on Mar 9, 2013
    The MONUSCO office in Kananga celebrated International Women's Day at their Friday night welfare event. Many of the female employees and the women friends of the male employees of the UN attended. They were exceptionally dressed for the evening event...
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    on Sep 21, 2012
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    on Sep 19, 2012
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  • Empowering the Poor
    on Sep 16, 2012
    How do help a 60 year old woman with a crooked back waiting for a dirty bowl of beans? You empower her! Here's an interesting approach for enterprise in a refugee camp in Congo. http://m.startribune.com/?id=169684836 ”How do we treat a...
  • People in Congo are Starving, Why?
    on May 15, 2012
    The United Nations Development Programme's Africa Human Development Report 2012 released today said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to become sub-Saharan Africa's breadbasket, yet it has the highest estimated prevalence of ma...
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