Monthly archives of “June 2013

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The Man Who Stopped the Desert

The Man Who Stopped the Desert

one of the most powerful documentaries i have seen showing the profound impact one man can make for thousands. this man, Yacouba Sawadogo has lived a 25 year journey to change the face of his people in Burkina Faso through simple, yet innovative farming methods providing food, security and empowerment for hundreds of communities. a simple, humble, focused journey with the purest of motives builds into a mountain of powerful change…inspiring!

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In Burkina Faso, the rapid desertification of the once fertile plains of the Sahel caused droughts and ruined harvests, sparking a mass exodus of village inhabitants and famines that decimated populations. Yet remarkably, one illiterate peasant farmer and his ingenious farming methods have proved the key to achieving what experts have failed to do: stop the desert. This inspiring documentary tells the unique story of Yacouba Sawadogo, whose years of toil have transformed the lives of thousands.


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Death to the fear Life to the love So many thoughts running through the pages of what we have become No thoughts reached these shores No motives seeking this motion And yet here we are And here we shall be A breath of happiness A… Read More

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Africa Rising

Africa Rising an insightful article that shows how quickly african countries are growing, adapting and creating incredible opportunity not only for their citizens, but for the world… “Africa represents what we like to call “frontier” markets. And “frontier” markets, like most of Africa and the… Read More

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staycation begins…

i haven’t written much via a blog in quite some time. my journal has seen a few entries, but very little from what i’m accustomed to writing. i feel like i’ve been on hyper growth mode professionally…many meetings, to do’s, trip to Kenya, running about,… Read More