A Story from Cameroon

This story touched my heart. I was moved by this little's girl's faith, courage and big heart. Patricia's Prayer Patricia lives in central Cameroon. She's a lot like other girls. She likes to jump rope and talk with her friends. But in some ways Patricia is different from other children. She has HIV and often …

Tall as the Baobab Tree

I learned about Tall as the Baobab Tree from Human Rights Watch.  This film is about a teenage girl who is determined to rescue her 11 year old sister from an arranged marriage.  Coumba and Debo, sisters who are the first from their family to attend school.  What will happen to Debo's education if she becomes …

Writer and Philanthropist

My mother's favorite novelist is Catherine Cookson.  After I read a few of her books and watched movies based on them I became a fan too.  Her characters seemed so real and no wonder--her books were inspired by her deprived youth in North East deEngland, the setting for her novels. Catherine's story is as intriguing as the stories …

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