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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 05:24

Could you survive on 10 liters of water a day?

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Could you or I survive on 10 litres of water a day?

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A number of our regular supporters and donors have asked us why this project is so important and so in addition to the update on our last visit at the end of 2014 we will also share the information with you as to why the My Arms Wide Open, One Brick at a Time project is so important to the community of Bergnek and communities who face similar circumstances.

"Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals."

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Thursday, 29 January 2015 19:36

Meet Anna

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Reminding ourselves why we do what we do

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The women of Bergnek work hard every day to produce the menstrual kits needed by the girls and women in Bergnek and other communities around South Africa. Sometimes they and all of us, are so close to our daily routines that we get lost in what we do, and so it is always an invigorating experience to meet some of the girls who benefit from their work and hear first hand about the difference they make and the contributions they make to their community.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:40

You think I chose this life?

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For many it's not a choice, they were born into their circumstances

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As we work with partners and in communities, we often get asked why people in the communities we serve can't just get a job or do something useful with their time. For many of us we relate to problems and issues others and the media raise in the context of our own life experience and circumstance. The problems that are raised about developing countries and their urban and rural communities, seem so simple depending on your own experiences and yet in reality they are actually quite complex. These problems and circumstances, such as poverty, didn't suddenly happen, they have existed for decades and in some cases for generations or centuries, and so people are born into these circumstances and finding a way out is impossible for most.

Friday, 31 October 2014 21:38

Growing the Right Food

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Growing the Right Food

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As we build more of our Vegetable Food Walls we realize how important it is to make the right selections in each community and to consult as broad a group as possible within the community. Just using healthy as the guiding factor, doesn't make for the best choices. While our My World, My Garden and My World in a Garden programs are successful, we'd like to share what that means to us.

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