FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Friday, August 13, 2010

Website of the Week: The Butterfly Tree Charity

For my first ever website of the week I have chosen a charity that comes recommended from a friend and educator who has personally visited the site in Zambia.  For those who don't know, 86% of Zambia exists below the poverty line; the country has been decimated by HIV/AIDS...leaving a huge orphan problem.

I like that the Butterfly Tree project uses 100% of the funds raised directly for their cause and that its run entirely by volunteers.  And it's a charity in which the founders are heavily and personally involved.

You can sponsor a child for $15 a month.  Pretty easy.  The money covers school and exam fees, books, uniform, shoes and a school bag.

Have a great weekend!

And because I want to leave my blog each day learning a little something below is Zambia's flag.   The green stands for the country's natural resources and vegetation, red symbolizes the struggle for freedom, black the people of Zambia, and orange the country's mineral wealth; the eagle represents the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems.  Zambia gained their independance from England in 1964. 

Victoria Falls

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