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June 9, 2016

Remembering and Honoring Petrona Perez Basilio

by Richard Walden     The people of Nicaragua and the village of Santa Rosa lost a real hero last week in Petrona Perez Basilio.   One of the joys of international relief and development work is the people you encounter in the most unlikely places. In 1999, over 20% of Nicaragua’s land and population […]

June 7, 2016

Remembering Muhammad Ali

by Richard Walden     In April 1994–over a span of just 100 days–upwards of 500,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred in a spasm of ethnic violence, with ethnic Hutu neighbors killing Tutsi neighbors who had no protection from the Hutu-led Rwanda government. The US Government was nearly paralyzed as the genocide came just 2 years […]

June 2, 2016

A Note from Richard Walden on the 2016 Election

Election years put remarkable financial stress on nonprofits.

May 5, 2016

Checking In: Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School

  May 5, 2016 — On March 24, 2015, Operation USA and Honeywell opened the doors of Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School to more than 250 students in Guiuan. The small coastal community on the tip of Eastern Samar, in the Philippines, had been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Every person in the community […]

April 25, 2016

Nepal Earthquake Recovery: One Year Later

  April 25, 2016 — On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. The tremor was the worst to hit the country in 80 years, and it caused massive damage across Nepal–which already faced challenging conditions before the disaster–killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 more. Less than a month […]

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