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Clean Water For Kenya

Posted in Philanthropy, Societal Values, Travel on April 2nd, 2010 by leodirac – 1 Comment

My business school buddy Jeremy Farkas is heading off to Kenya soon.  He says: I’ll be developing marketing and distribution programs to broaden access to clean water for families living on as little as a few dollars a day.  Every year over 1.6 million people, largely children under the age of 5, die of diseases […]

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Bluenile Children’s Organization

Posted in Philanthropy, Seattle on January 11th, 2009 by leodirac – Comments Off on Bluenile Children’s Organization

Seattle Times just ran a story about a local non-profit that I’m quite fond of. Blue Nile Children’s Organization has been supporting orphans in Ethiopia for years. For $30/month donors, mostly local to Seattle, provide Ethiopian children with basic necessities and access to education. Now they’re expanding the scope of their support by building a medical clinic in Addis Adaba. From the ground up. It’s quite impressive. It will be run by Ethiopian doctors, with regular visits from US and Candian physicians who will help both provide care and train the local staff in specialty procedures. If you’d like to…

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