Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya

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9780980062014: Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya

2 CDs. Narrated by the author, Cindi Brown, who sold her possessions in the U.S. to volunteer at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. With only her skills and desire to assist others, Brown hit Kenya hard... and then Kenya hit back! Hear Brown's narration of her setbacks and small victories while getting an insider's view of Barack Obama's Luo homeland, floating past hippos, Sikh weddings, Luo burials, dancing to Ahangla music, and Brown's struggle to balance her humanitarian work with her personal safety. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Poverty and Promise go to assist rural Kenyans. Award-winning paperback version also available.
AWARDS INCLUDE:
IPPY Gold Medal
First Place Published Non-Fiction from the Arizona Authors Assocation
Best Books 2009 Winner
INDIE Gold Medal
INDIE Finalist
Glyph Finalist (Multicultural)
Glyph Finalist (Best First Book by New Publisher)
TRACKS 1. Prologue 2. Introduction 3. Paul 4. Walter 5. My Role 6. Slums 7. Street Boys 8. Peace 9. A Wedding Party 10. Jack 11. Pambazuko 12. Hospital Visit 13. Renovation 14. Congo 15. Graduation Day 16. Mamas 17. Indecision 18. Epilogue 19. Bonus Track: Radio Host John Adam interviews author/narrator Cindi Brown
Approximate Time: 4 Hours

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"An inspiring journey of the soul, and a rare insight into the lives of Kenyans. The author shares her emotional struggles dealing with overwhelming poverty; and with the cultural stereotypes and doubts that keep most of us from ever embarking on such a courageous journey." Julie Conover, Host and Producer, Passport to Adventure TV, www.PassporttoAdventure.com “A compassionate memoir of the highs and lows of volunteering internationally. The reader is swept into the author's love, anger, frustration, and deep connection to the poor, the sick, the brave, and the caring people of a troubled Kenya. A compelling read!” Rita Golden Gelman, Author, The Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, www.ritagoldengelman.com

About the Author:

At the age of 40, Cindi Brown had a desire to make her life meaningful for others. In her exploration of ways to work in service to others, Ms. Brown found Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Canada and was given three marketing position choices: a biodiversity sphere in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; a farmer's cooperative along the Zambezi River in Zambia; and the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Kenya. Ms. Brown chose TICH, and records her experiences in Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya. When she accepted the role, she did not know she would be working and living among the Luo, the community that produced Barack Obama's father. Ms. Brown received a bachelor's and master's degrees in communications and taught as an adjunct professor. She also worked as Marketing Manager for Experian, managing North American communications for their Scorex division. For ten years, Ms. Brown wrote for a monthly entertainment newspaper before working at The Coca-Cola world headquarters in Atlanta. Her combined academic, journalistic and corporate experience provided a rich background for working in international development. Currently, Ms. Brown is Communications Director with Diversity Wellness, a Phoenix, Arizona, firm providing corporate wellness programs to companies in varied industries across North America. She also manages Just One Voice, a non-profit she founded to support the Great Lakes University of Kisumu and the rural Kenyan communities who partner with the university.

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