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GHFP December 2013
Christina Mushi-Brunt
New Board Member

Christina has been volunteering for Give Hope, Fight Poverty since its inception and was even volunteering on behalf of the orphans of Swaziland with Annie prior to GHFP.  She holds a master's and Ph.D. from the School of Public Health at St Louis University. She has been previously employed as family health educator, public health department research analyst, & is currently an Assistant Professor at the IUPUI School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. Christina has abundant experience in grant writing, manuscript writing, awareness building, community assessment, & education.  We are thrilled to welcome Christina to the GHFP Board of Directors & are thankful for her countless contributions to the organization.
December 2013 Programming 
*NOTE: A team of volunteers just returned from Swaziland and another team departs in one week.  Keep up to date in real-time with the team's orphan programming on Annie's blog: http://swazilandannie.blogspot.com/
Service-Learning!

A team of 3 US volunteers just returned from Swaziland last Monday and the next team of 4 volunteers is already gearing up for their trip in 1 week!
In November, volunteers were able to implement:
Feeding Program: Delivered food, cooked, and served school lunch for 637 eLangeni Elementary children. Delivered 3 months worth of food to all child-headed homes.
Malindza Primary School: Completed construction on classrooms 1 & 2 - starting construction on classroom 3.  Purchased furniture and teaching tools (chalkboards, etc).
eLangeni Pre-School: Supplied chalkboards, play equipment, pin boards, and an canvas alphabet wall.
The December Team will focus on 2014 school fees, Malindza Primary School, and numerous projects at child-headed homes. Join us on a future trip to Swaziland!

Your Suggestions?

We are hoping to amp up the number of locations offering our Artisan Direct items in 2014.  Bird on a Wire Boutique (Franklin IN) and 555 Hair Studio (Lafayette IN) maintain a regular inventory, but we'd love to have more hosts in other areas!

Do you know a salon, boutique, or store that might be willing to carry our jewelry, crafts, or home decor? We would also love to be invited to have a GHFP table at any art festival in your area!  Any ideas? Send them to annie: anniefightspoverty@gmail.com

The items are made by rural African artists with renewable African materials (wood, animal bone, recycled metals).  The items support GHFP orphan programming and provide a sustainable living for local artists so they can be empowered to escape the cycle of HIV and poverty!

*The masks above can be yours for a $35 donation (each) plus $5S&H

 
Education is the number one way out of poverty and proven effective in reducing HIV transmission.  Help us give rural Swazi orphaned children the tools to help themselves.  
Consider donating to the GHFP Building Fund.  


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Large Batik
$35 donation - shipping included!
(about 3.5' by 2.25')
Banana Leaf Animal Prints
$15 donation (each) - shipping included!
Animal Carved Wooden Jars
$18 donation (each) - shipping included!
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