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ONE + Ethiopia: The Quick-and-Dirty Guide

Today, something really exciting is happening for both ONE and myself. Our local newspaper, The Lansing State Journal, is featuring a front page story about ONE, my work with them, and our trip to Ethiopia. Front page! So, with apologies to those regular readers who have seen all of this before, I want to give […]

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On The 6.8 Million

Group Gathers for Nutrition Demo, Copyright Karen Walrond Sitting among the women (and few curious men) who’d gathered around an old desk, under a tree, in the front yard of a rural health post outside Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, I felt strangely at home. We’d all come to learn — them about cooking, us about them […]

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Thousands

It’s not until you find a man, tucked into the picturesque folds of an Ethiopian mountainside, threshing Barley by hand, a veritable scene straight from the Bible, that you realize exactly what it takes to feed a family in the rural areas of a third world country. And it’s not until the day after you […]

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Ethiopia, Day 3-6: Complexity + Sounds of Africa

For the past few days in Ethiopia, I’ve been struck by the recurring theme of complexity in the issues we’re encountering. If there’s anything I can tell you absolutely for sure it’s that there is no simple fix to the problems plaguing the people of Sub-Saharan Africa, and most especially Ethiopia. Though the organizations on […]

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Ethiopia: Day 1

Addis Ababa, View from My Hotel Room I wish I had something profound to tell you, but I’m still mostly speechless. ¬†We arrived yesterday afternoon after a five hour flight delay in DC and thirteen hours in the air and immediately headed out to Mary Joy Development Association. The kids put on incredible shows for […]