LIGHTING UP AFRICA
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We are currently carrying out the Solar Power project, to be funded and coordinated by Peace Tree Africa in collaboration with Kentaja Orphanage. We intend to complete this project in July 2011.Currently, there is no electricity available for use in the small, poverty-struck village of Bandzuidjong, located in the West province of Cameroon, West Africa. This project will allow for the orphans of Kentaja to spend more of their day studying!!

My sincerest THANKS to all of you who have volunteered your time and provided support to Peace Tree Africa Nonprofit and the Kentaja Orphanage Solar Power project this weekend. There is only one way to eat an elephant- one piece at a time (Desmond Tutu), and a few pieces are out of the way! There is absolutely no way I could do this without you; thank you, thank you, thank you.

We are now $ 245 closer to our goal to provide light for the orphans of Kentaja!! Just $ 1255 to go! Any donation that you can make would be much appreciated at peacetreeafrica.org . You can very easily make a donation via Paypal on our website within minutes. Every dollar counts!

We are also in search of a Country Director to serve as a contact for the artisans and to assist them in producing artwork that will be distributed in the USA. I am looking for a volunteer, preferably a female, who has business acumen, who is driven to work for sustainable development in Cameroon. Are there individuals that you know personally whom you feel would be right for the position? Please contact me for an application. Find more information about this role on our website, peacetreeafrica.org.

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Tara Menendez
Tara has always had a passion for discovering new cultures, from convincing her mother to host a French exchange student in High School, to studying abroad twice, coordinating exchange programs at her university Study Abroad Center, to spending a month backpacking through Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French with a minor in Communications. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in Cameroon, West Africa for two years, she looks forward to guiding you on some exciting adventures that will make the world a bit brighter! She’s also a travel writer/blogger at Eat.Love.Volunteer, business owner, property manager, wifey, mother, and humanitarian. Tara lives in Dallas Texas, where she’s happily married to the tech genius who built and maintains this beautiful website!

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