Big Week at ETI


Bishop Benson Bagonza, Dean Yoram Karusya & Ms. Selina Ntima Nguma arrive in Minnesota

Awards ChristelHave you ever had a week that topped itself day after day? ETI had just that – last week.

MONDAY: ETI finalized its back up plan for ETI Giving Day. Kudos to Christel Ngani for agile software engineering on our new processing platform.   

TUESDAY: The KaragweTeam arrived. Bishop Benson Bagonza, Ms. Selina Ntima Nguma and Dean Yoram Karusya visited ETI Headquarters in Minnesota. ETI spent the afternoon in summit meetings and then hosted a reception for the Karagawe Team. Bishop, Selina and Dean were welcomed and each gave a speech on progress and vision with the Opportunity Centers and KARUCO in Tanzania.

WEDNESDAY: ETI Takes Karagwe Team to See Wisconsin Partners. ETI and the Karagwe Team headed to Wisconsin where we met partners there who have helped fund the Karagwe Business Center and Imani School in Karagwe: Mel Breed; John and Sharon Price; Pastor Nathan Aaseng and Judi Mosley joined ETI and the Karagwe crew. It was a joy to reconnect and to talk Opportunity Centers with the team in Dairy Country.


THURSDAY: ETI GIVING DAY. ETI brought in $6,000 in 24 hours with another $2,000 arriving shortly after. Thank you everyone! We could not be happier with our donors – 25% of whom are new. And we could not be happier with our new site since the GiveMN site was ‘down’ for the majority of the day. (Because they could not recapture, GiveMN has agreed to waive processing fees for the giving day.) The new site was 100% successful and seamless (see par 1 of this post)! Everything counts! And there’s still time to visit and donate:

FRIDAY: What we haven’t mentioned is that ETI moved offices all week, filed our State report, prepared for ETI Giving Day and kept up with the normal day-to-day ETI activities. Thanksgiving in the U.S. is next week (Nov 24) and we are grateful for our lives that are made better through our connection with others globally. In sum: It was a big week.

And we’re ready for more. 



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