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SCOUT BANANA, in conjunction with Michigan State University's African Studies Center and Office of International Development, invites you to submit a manuscript to Articulate: Undergraduate Research Applied to International Development.
I will now begin filling in the gaps from my summer travels. I was only able to post four times during my three months in southern Africa.
My travels began in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg and took me to a community development project (which became an official non-profit organization (NPO) this summer) in an informal settlement known as Zonkizizwe. Shortened to Zonke, the settlement was started during the apartheid years as a place for people commuting to live closer to their mostly inadequate jobs as farm hands, domestic workers, miners, and other menial jobs. The settlement is surrounded by farmland from which it owes its birth. The former Afrikaner farmland now houses close between 150,000 - 200,000 people (estimates are not clear). There are now other Zonkizizwe areas known as extensions. Where I was is called Zonkizizwe Proper as opposed to the five other extensions just nearby.
I know that many of you are interested in international relations, economic justice and/or community development issues. As such, you might also be interested in learning more about microfinance and Kiva. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
As a 2006 YP4 fellow, I want to introduce you to the microfinance project that I need your help launching. If this field is something you are at all interested in, I hope you will consider joining me for a conference call to learn more about how you can help.
I will be holding two calls at the following times next week:
Got an exciting term paper? Wish you were published? Looking for a way to get your arguments heard?
S.C.O.U.T. B.A.N.A.N.A., in conjunction with Michigan State University's African Studies Center and Office of International Development, invites you to submit a manuscript to Articulate: Undergraduate Scholarship Applied to International Development.
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