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Toni suggested that if I truly wanted to understand the dynamics of creating sustainable community projects that I join her and others on a trek through Nepal to visit several of the READ libraries. This was not my first time doing this type of travel but it did cement my beliefs about how critically important it is to create and support organizations like READ Global. We visited libraries throughout Nepal, met with volunteers, community leaders and more importantly the local families and individuals who operated the micro businesses that READ helped foster to help support the local library. These entrepreneurs were genuinely interested in hearing about ideas to improve their businesses or how to create new ones. As a career investment banker there is no doubt in my heart that READ has a powerful and sustainable model that will work in many regions beyond Nepal, Bhutan and India.
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I met and spent time with, families and business owners and experienced the results within the communities that READ was involved in. These people described to our group specifically how their lives and their children's lives were being positively effected not only by access to the library learning centers but how the library was an important learning resource for farmers and entrepreneurs.
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This model works extremely well because they are transparent and pragmatic about mistakes and learning from them. The know how to help empower and support individuals within each community in order to achieve successful outcomes.