January 7, 2013

Making a Difference

The world is so big and humans are so small. I am frequently overwhelmed by the need in my community, state, country, and the world. How to make a difference when I am but one? Well, as Desmond Tutu says, "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good together that overwhelm the world."

In honor of doing a little bit of good, take a look at the following books:

Image from Novelist
Through a community loan program, Kojo is able to purchase one chicken which helps lift him, his family, and his community out of poverty.

Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
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Wangari Maathai left her forested homeland to pursue education. Upon her return she realized that thousands of acres had been cut down. This book shares the story of her efforts to replant these trees with the help of women's groups.