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October 1, 2019

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The Rise in Giving Across Africa

Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.

– Adrienne Rich –

The Rise in Giving Across Africa

“Douglas Ng’ang’a stands in the middle of the “slum library” he runs. Only he doesn’t take credit for the 3,000 books housed in his childhood home in Nairobi’s Mathare Valley. “The books just showed up,” he says. Well, not exactly. His neighbors brought them. Ng’ang’a funds the library by working as a driver. He started the collection with 200 of his own books. Members of the community spread the word through social media and pitched in. In Kenya, the generosity that led to the library isn’t an exception. Each year, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) compiles a World Giving Index, and the 2017 rankings list Kenya as the third most generous nation behind Myanmar and Indonesia.” This story from NPR shares more. { read more }

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What assumptions, conscious or unconscious, might you be carrying about generosity? Test those assumptions rigorously this week and see what happens.

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