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August 23, 2011, No comments

Prior to the 1492 invasion, American Indians lived rather peacefully, and without money. They lived communally, taking care of one another. People did not act so much as individuals, but [...]

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THE INDUSTRY OF AID: Who Do You Work For?

July 22, 2011, 1 Comment

Since I was a child, I’ve been almost supernaturally compelled to help the oppressed, abused and less fortunate. It’s who I am. I†...

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RE-BRANDING AFRICA: Show Some Love to the Entrepreneur

July 14, 2011, No comments

For many years our ethical fashion label,

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RE-BRANDING AFRICA: She is not a Charity Case

June 25, 2011, 1 Comment

I moved to Rwanda in March of 2008 and started an aid organization designed to care for women wishing to leave the sex trade. They had been beaten, ra ...

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    RE-BRANDING AFRICA: Deconstructing The Brand
    June 9, 2011, 1 Comment

    We live in a world where shock value regularly trumps true value. Consequently international aid agencies either play ball or loose the opportunity for funding. And it’s not just the [...]

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    RE-BRANDING AFRICA: Introduction
    June 6, 2011, 2 Comments

    I’m convinced that a large part of what holds Africa (and other developing areas) back from being a “developed continent” stems from a less than desirable branding trend. The international [...]