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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 6

January 30, 2020

Another amazing day. 1. University of St Thomas Prof, Dr. Bob Nistler, set the stage for today’s workshop with educators Johanes Wilson and Fraiska Yonah Daniel from Karagwe by donating his books on teaching reading, writing and speaking: Raising literacy. 2. The tour of the food processing plant was revealing. In addition to getting necessary…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 5

January 29, 2020

The ETI / KAD Summit Conference is going so well. Highlights are: — Reconnecting with friends and partners, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) Karagwe Diocese (KAD); — The presentation of Bruce Engel’s work about which Bishop said, “If 80% of this comes true, it will be a masterpiece”. — Visiting KARUCO and getting…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 4

January 28, 2020

What a day 1. Bruce Engel (BE Design, NY), rolled out the pre-design work on the Rural Opportunity Centers and got solid feedback from KAD. It’s so invigorating to have conversation when local leaders ‘own’ the ideas. 2. We committed to “do this together”.  ETI presented each member of KAD with a United States /…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 3

January 27, 2020

What’s a day’s drive in Uganda without Ben’s annual stop at the equator? Our friend there demonstrates how water flows clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and stands still at the Equator. All within 40 feet of ‘each other’. Those reading who’ve traveled with us, know how fun it is to…

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KARAGWE 2020 Day 2

January 26, 2020

2 flights down: One to go to get to Entebbe, Uganda. Looking forward to ‘landing’ at the 2 Friends Hotel, resting, then seeing our partners in Uganda & in Tanzania. But we’re doing our best to live in the present, and to enjoy the adventure of getting there. Adventure it is.

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January 26, 2020

Team ETI (Sohan, Steve, Jan) are meeting up with Bruce Engel soon in Amsterdam. The team has its pitstop in Amsterdam. 7.5 hrs in flight (MSP-AMS) ‘down’ & 7.5 (AMS-EBB) to go. Then a night in Entebbe before the 6 hr drive to Karagwe. We are eager to arrive but enjoying the journey.

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December 27, 2019

ETI GIVE DAY in November kicked off the End of Year Giving Campaign. Generous donors gave over $20,000 to support the work in Karagwe. ETI’s main work currently is to build a food processing facility as part of the Rural Opportunity Center (ROC). Phase 1 focuses on food processing of groundnuts, honey and milk (drying, processing, canning…

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The Savat Family Gives Back

December 15, 2019

THE SAVAT FAMILY STEPS FORWARD TO GIVE BACK Georgia Savat had a great idea. She told her children, Jan, Jon and Joel, their spouses, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren –  all of them – that for Christmas, she would donate a set amount of money to charitable causes that she finds most meaningful and that are…

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UMN Meets KARUCO Students

November 24, 2019

You know your support is worth it. Take a look at UMN’s Dr. Johnstone and these beautiful, able, dedicated KARUCO students. Chris is on site interviewing students, staff and stakeholders for the KARUCO Impact Study. This is Dr. Chris Johnstone’s third evaluation on behalf of ETI. He has previously conducted the KARUCO Impact Baseline Study…

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ETI Kicks Off EOY Giving

November 17, 2019

ETI is pleased to have hosted the ETI Fall Give Day Breakfast, brought in $18,000+ and kicked off the End-of-Year giving campaign. Click below and donate today. Be part of the story!

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