Category: South Africa


How do we manage initiatives on an ongoing basis with One Brick at a Time?

At: Mali Date: February 5th, 2018 Time:2:57 pm

One Brick at a Time  1 How do we manage initiatives on an ongoing basis with One Brick at a Time? We’ve received some questions relating to how we manage projects and initiatives once they have been operationalized and so we thought we share the information from the last call. Timing In our last meeting … Continue reading How do we manage initiatives on an ongoing basis with One Brick at a Time?


Travel to Africa

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:4:05 am

Travel to Africa 1 Travel to Africa Travel to Africa. Build vertical vegetable gardens yourselves. As everyone who is familiar with our organization knows, sustainable development is a key requirement for My Arms Wide Open along side family values and ongoing community support. As we look to innovation and inclusiveness we’ve found a great new … Continue reading Travel to Africa


Bergnek- July 2017

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:55 am

Bergnek- July 2017 1 Bergnek- July 2017 You may be wondering just what the women of Bergnek have been up to.. .   It’s been a while since we last communicated through our GG Portal and we apologize for the absence. Unfortunately, our email server was hijacked last year and it took as some time … Continue reading Bergnek- July 2017


Global Giving Updates

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:48 am

Global Giving Updates 1 Global Giving Updates GirlStuff A NEW PARTNERSHIP In our previous update we shared the need to expand the GirlStuff business. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with an amazing group of people lead by Farzana Patel and her Xanopia organization. Xanopia works to provide a full turnkey solution to … Continue reading Global Giving Updates


Could you survive on 10 litters a day?

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:37 am

Could You Survive on 10 Litters a Day? 1 Could You Survive on 10 Litters a Day? In this update we are sharing some 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. In … Continue reading Could you survive on 10 litters a day?


Being there

At: Mali Date: July 9th, 2017 Time:7:29 am

Being there 1 Being there Place yourself in the little community of Bergnek, Limpopo in South Africa. Create a picture in your mind as I describe your new circumstance. Feel it. You are 6 years old. There are 3,500 people in this community who arrived here in 1997 after being evicted from farms under the … Continue reading Being there


Being there

At: Mali Date: November 28th, 2016 Time:9:50 am

Place yourself in the little community of Bergnek, Limpopo in South Africa. Create a picture in your mind as I describe your new circumstance. Feel it. You are 6 years old. There are 3,500 people in this community who arrived here in 1997 after