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Review for Mainsprings: Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children Inc., Tulsa, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Although I've heard about JBFC, I was very moved by my visit. There's a combination of local Tanzanian staff, interns and visiting volunteers working together to create a strong sense of community and healing, empowering space for the 45 girls who are residents.
During my brief visit I was able to attend school, art classes, a governance meeting, a goodnight ritual, all designed to help a person flourish in a retreat-like setting.
In addition, the handmade items by local artisans in the craft store, the permaculture gardens, Papa's cafe, the bungalow where I stayed on Lake Victoria, are models of economic development and sustainability.
This is project worth supporting and replicating and I believe can make significant impact on addressing poverty.

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