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Sarah Forrester

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Review for Connect Africa Foundation Inc, Newton Centre, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Lynn is a highly effective. She has boundless energy, is not daunted when things go wrong and always finds another way forward. She understands how to work well with the people in her area, and knows when to put aside her 'american' way of thinking. She is a highly efficient administrator as well as being compassionate and able to make the right decision at the right time. it seems hard to imagine that there is someone who has all these key attributes that are necessary for the work that she is doing but she has them. She is thrifty but generous too.

I grew up in Africa myself, and have been involved with other NGO's similar to CAF, and I think that Lynn and the work that she does, stands out far and above the others. If you want to donate your money towards this kind of work, Connect Africa Foundation is the place to go to make sure that the best use is made of your donation. The work she does, truely makes a big difference in the lives of the people she touches. I wish there more people like her in this area of work.

The work that Connect Africa does addresses the very root of the issues that get in the way of greater opportunity. Connect Africa provides access to education, additional academic and community support, and for many children, a family environment that provides love and boundary setting. In addition, microloans are given to women who need money to support their children's education. I believe that the model that Lynn Aurbach uses is the most effective one that I know of. She has lived in Uganda for many years and has teamed up with local people in the community who work along side her and help her understand how best to address the challenges of her mission.

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