Tuesday, June 25, 2013

John and Judy Head to Africa Next Week

John and Judy are leaving for Africa soon, but they aren't going alone! Before we give you a quick peek at what they'll be up to on this trip, we are so pleased to introduce the newest member of the Eliminate Poverty Now team, Helen Greenberg, who will be accompanying John and Judy on this trip to Africa.


Helen has worked as a successful administrative professional, HR project coordinator, and community outreach person in her "corporate life." She met John while working for Warner Lambert, and they have known each other for over 15 years. Helen says, "I always enjoyed my professional relationship with him and am happy to join the Craigs - contributing to the important work that Eliminate Poverty Now does." 

Little Rock Scholar, Jane

Helen will join John and Judy next week as they head to Africa. Highlights of their trip will include meeting next year's Little Rock Scholars candidates, as well as visiting this year's scholars, Jane and Joseph, at their schools. They will also be present for the first day of distribution of the amazing Lunapads gift we told you about recently. The kits will be distributed at the new Little Rock ECD site, where both the land and building are owned by Little Rock, and the capacity for students has been quadrupled. If it works out, they are hoping to visit AFRIpads, the producers of the kits for the Lunapads grant.

They will check up on the Table Banking project, which was introduced last April, and also visit the Millennium Villages Cluster of Ruhiira, where EPN has helped fund a grain warehouse and a women's cooperative. Not only will they get to check on the progress of these projects, but they are looking forward to gleaning new ideas from what they see there.

Two women John and Judy met at the
 Table Banking project last year

John, Judy, and Helen will be traveling from July 3rd-17th. You can expect more detailed blog posts with the latest on these projects when they return.

In the meantime, please give Helen a warm welcome in the comments!

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