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

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a board member since the inception of Connect Africa when a few of us were invited to Lynn's house, sat on her front porch, and were asked to donate $100 to begin to actualize a vision for an organization that would provide hope, empowerment, and build leadership capacity to a severely underserved area of Uganda. And what an amazing journey it's been. Through providing micro business loans to women, all single care takers, and educational support for student tuition to AIDS' orphaned children, Connect Africa has made a real difference. Recipients of loans have not only had success in starting and maintaining businesses but have given back to their community. The rate of repayment on these loans has been phenomenally high. Older students who've received school tuition have progressed to higher education and have become role models and mentors for our younger students. Rental housing units that were built provide sustainable income to support new loans and tuitions. New projects include building a library and community center. It's been and continues to be an inspiring journey for all of us involved both here in the states and in Uganda.

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Role:  Board Member