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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
Founder of Think Humanity, "a positive change for refugees in Africa" in 2007. Followed the vision and passion to change the lives of people, one by one and adhering to Bono's principle that "one's destiny should not be solely determined by where they are born." Has over 20 years of administrative/leadership experience managing in several non-profits and philanthropic organizations and has worked since 1999 in an early childhood non-profit organization with experience in statistical reports/analysis, grant writing, and human resource management.

My Passions:
To provide relief, support and hope for a promising future to refugees in Africa.

My Challenges:
The challenge is to get people wrapped around the idea that by giving $5 for a insecticide-treated bed net they can save lives.

My Vision for the Future:
That malaria will no longer kill 3,000 children a day in sub-Saharan Africa. That African children will have clean water and access to a quality education.

My Areas of Expertise:
Networking, fundraising, grant writing, compassion and love for "the least of these."

Comments

The main mission of Think Humanity is: “Joining in the fight against malaria by providing refugees with resources and manpower.” We have provided more than 8,000 mosquito nets (LLIN) to refugees in Africa. WHY CONNECT MALARIA AND POVERTY? UN economists identified malaria as one of the top four causes of poverty. Every year it kills millions of people and is estimated to cost the African economy $30 billion per year (more than 500 million per year get malaria). Professor Jeffrey Sachs (read the End of Poverty) believes ending malaria is the most important priority in lifting Africa out of poverty. PLEASE DONATE $5 to buy a net and protect four children from malaria for five years! That’s only 1.25 per child.100% of the funds specified towards mosquito nets will be used to buy nets for MaNdate 7 Christmas 2009.
http://www.thinkhumanity.org/donate.html

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Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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Thank you Fatima. I am very

Thank you Fatima. I am very happy and honored to be with World Pulse. It is wonderful to meet other women with similar interests. Amani!! Beth

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Welcome

Hello Beth,

Welcome to PulseWire.

I look forward to hearing more about your work with African refugees. Do you have a website for Think Humanity? You could add the link to your profile.

Best wishes,

Katie

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website

Hi Katie, Yes - the website is www.ThinkHumanity.org. I will add it. I am new to World Pulse and still learning the works. I have twitter and facebook, Wordpress, Now Public...all the other sites, but haven't quit figured this one out yet. Thanks for your interest.
My daughter is a journalist in Boulder, CO and she has gone on several humanitarian trips and in 2006 she went to a refugee camp in Uganda and her story inspired me to make a difference...so that's the genesis and it brings us to 2009 with many great projects and successes!
Beth

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Web 2.0 Pro

Hi Beth, sounds like you are a Web 2.0 pro...I'm sure you will figure out Pulse Wire in no time.

The main sections I like to visit are: 'voices rising' - where you can view the latest journal posts, and comment on the ones that inspire you; 'my voice' where you can expand your community by searching for members with particular interests or from particular countries; and the 'sharing solutions' section where you can browse through the many groups to join one where members can discuss a particular issue that matters to them - or even start your own.

Most importantly, I just like to have fun exploring.

Best of luck with Think Humanity. I hope you keep us updated on issues and progress.

Cheers

Katie

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Welcome!

Hi Beth,

Welcome to PulseWire! I see that you have already jumped into the site by introducing yourself and utilizing Resource ExChange and Sharing Solutions. I hope that you can continue to share your voice and the great work of Think Humanity with our community, as well as use PulseWire as a source for information, tools and networking.

I'd like to introduce you to a few PulseWire members who are leading women's initiatives in Africa. They might be good resources for information or connections.

Consolata Waithaka
Director, Women's Hope (Kenya)
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/857

Okwuoma Jane Nwoke
Founder and President, Women's Foundation for Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Housing (Nigeria)
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/108

Rebecca Tinsley
Founder and Director, Network for Africa
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2078

Mrs. Anne Baraza
CEO, Riruta United Women Empowerment Programme
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2774

Winnie Kiwalabye
Executive Director, Mama Africa International Ministries Uganda
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2814

There's a few to get you started! We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere.

Please let me know if you have any questions about how to utilize PulseWire.

Warm regards,
Jade

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