Peter Wentworth’s first visit to Niger

Click here to read about the impressions of another team member from the Farmers of the Future trip, who wrote on the website of our partners Eliminate Poverty Now.

Women in Gonzare garden (photo from Eliminate Poverty Now blog)

Women in Gonzare garden (photo from Eliminate Poverty Now blog)

“I just returned from 8 days in Niamey, Niger working with the Farmers of the Future (FOF) project.  John captured in his blog key highlights of the progress and momentum.  So rather than repeat that, I’ll share my reaction – as a first-timer on the ground with this complex effort that is 4 years in.

My reaction? In a word, overwhelmed.  The changes being made in people’s lives are incredible, and the commitment of the team is impressive.  They are masters at accomplishing a lot with limited resources.  So much good is being done with so little – just imagine what could be done with more!”

Peter Wentworth’s First Visit to Niger

Farmers of the Future: Update

Our partners in the Farmers of the Future program, Eliminate Poverty Now and our leader, Professor Dov Pasternak, just returned from an incredibly productive trip to Niger. Please click here to see how our Farming initiative is expanding!

Gonzare woman proudly shows off  her crops – Photo courtesy of our partner Eliminate Poverty Now

Gonzare woman proudly shows off her crops – Photo courtesy of our partner Eliminate Poverty Now

Another year of Growth for Pencils for Kids!

Thanks to your support, Pencils for Kids has accomplished so much this past year creating many opportunities for the women and students in Liboré, Niger.

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Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

For ten years Robin Mednick and the Pencils for Kids team have been delivering education, healthcare and hope to the community of Liboré, Niger.

It all started in 2005 when Robin learned from Dan Galbraith, that 30 children in a classroom in Niger were all sharing one pencil. She sprang into action and immediately set out to change that by sending school supplies overseas. “I never imagined ten years ago that I would leave my work and start up a charity,” she says. Over the decade, she’s built up a team of volunteers and continues to develop sustainable programs to make life in in Liboré more prosperous.

Robin with a group of Liboré kids

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