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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:45

A Sustainable Community-Based Business

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Creating a Sustainable Community-based Business

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While creating a community-based business that meets the needs of a community and addresses issues within the community is important, it's not everything. What's more important is that that business is able to sustain itself and the people involved over the long-term. This takes dedication, resources and the transfer of skills into the community along with a need for the products it provides outside of the community as well.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:26

For the Children of Bergnek

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Addressing Needs, One Step at a Time, One Brick at a Time

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In our last article we updated you on the progress we've been making in our discussions with Engineers Without Borders on our 'One Brick At a Time' community development program, in Bergnek, South Africa, and we have more good news to share. Please share this update with people and organizations you are connected to. We need all the help we can get.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 20:53

What's the BIG idea?

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One Step at a Time, One Brick at a Time

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Recently, we've been talking about the progress been make gathering support and taking on projects within the 'One Brick at A Time' program, in Bergnek, South Africa. We call it a program because it is actually a series of projects that lead to the outcome the community of Bergnek has established as their intent and goal for their community overall.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 20:26

GirlStuff matters

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Why GirlStuff™ Matters

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Over the past few months we've had some inquiries as to why a program such as GirlStuff, which manufactures, sells and distributes reusable, washable menstrual products is so important and so we'd like to share what it's all about and give you an update on our activites in the field.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 19:56

Spring in Vancouver, Fall in Bergnek

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Feeding children, My World In a Garden®, South Africa and My World My Garden, Vancouver

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In Bergnek we're winding down as the growing season in Africa comes to an end, with the end of summer approaching fast and on the other side of the globe, we're preparing to re-plant in Vancouver, at the Ray-CAM Community Cooperative, as spring fast approaches.

Friday, 06 December 2013 15:52

A time for reflection, a time to re-focus

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Creating change one person at a time

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Vancouver, December 6th, 2013 - With the passing of Nelson Mandela, Madiba, as he is affectionately known in South Africa, it makes this time of year even more special. Although we are saddened at the passing of a person who changed a people, a nation, a continent and in fact, the world, it happened at a wonderful time of year where happiness just seems to flourish and abound. With the passing of Nelson Mandela we choose to celebrate his life with a renewed and stronger commitment to keep working, and work smarter, more intensely, to support people to lift themselves out of poverty, empowered by their own belief in self and the power to manifest their humble and beautiful dreams to become their new realities.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:06

Taking bigger steps

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GirlStuff™ is taking bigger steps in Bergnek

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Vancouver, November 21st, 2013 - It's been an exciting year for our GirlsStuff™ and in July this year we made the decision to change the name and amend our trademark for GirlStuff.Period to be more simply GirlStuff™. We have more to share and want to thank each of our contributors for their ongoing support of both the community's and our ongoing efforts.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:06

Expanding Support

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Expanding Support - My World My Garden and My World In a Garden®, South Africa

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Vancouver, November 21st, 2013 - Our gardens are growing in both our Vancouver based, My World My Garden and our South African based, My World in a Garden® programs.

Saturday, 15 June 2013 20:42

Partnering to create Success

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Partnering for Success in Bergnek

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Vancouver, November 21st, 2013 - We are establishing new partnerships each day, it seems, in Bergnek. The great thing about what we are doing is that people are moving with us and acting on their intentions to create change and growth for the people of Bergnek.

News from the field - GirlStuff.Period - My Trip to Cradock

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My name is Keith (Keabetswe) and I work along side My Arms Wide Open in South Africa on  a number of community projects under Bergnek Community Projects.  First of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved in this project, including Lunapads and their Pads4Girls program, Warren and our partners in Uganda, AFRIPads. It took me 12hrs to get to Cradock, this ended up being one of the best trips I have ever had. 

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