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Are we master builders or workers in this world?

Parable of the 3 Stonecutters An old story tells of three stonecutters who were asked what they were doing. The first replied, ‘I am making a living.’ The second kept on hammering while he said, ‘I am doing the best job of stonecutting in the entire country.’ The third one looked up with a visionary gleam […]

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What’s one “small thing” I can do for peace?

Wambui Nguyo began her latest report from Nairobi with one of my favorite quotes: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.“   She continues, “These are words of Mother Teresa and they have an applicable meaning with the people of Korogocho slum who benefitted from the SIA Small Business Fund. What […]

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How do we get news from Africa?

Stories about Africa aren’t always in our mainstream news. Yet, I still like to keep informed about where we are working, so today I share some of the great alternative news sources with stories from Africa. 1. Kenyan Elections Important Kenyan elections are coming up on March 4th! Since the violent response to the last […]

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Money is not our competitive advantage

When you compare non-profits supporting development in Africa Spirit in Action is not at the top of the list for total amount of money given. Our grants can’t match the “small grants” at some large NGOs that range from $10,000-30,000. That said, I think we have a lot of other points going for us, and […]

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Top 7 Moments (& Photos) from CFOI Peru

Here are the top seven moments and photos from my recent trip to the Camps Farthest Out International (CFOI) Camp in Peru. For more about CFOI, please visit their website. Our founder, Del Anderson, was a past President of CFOI and many of our grantees have come through this connection. 1. Meeting of Cultures This […]

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