Kara Poppe, Princeton in Africa fellow in Nyumbani Village from July 2015 to July 2016, wrote an article on Nyumbani that has been featured in Crowd 360. Crowd 360 publishes crowd-sourced content on a variety of emerging human development issues. Their aim to is build conversations that build digital bridges that enable global discussions to connect people all over the world. It is a very cool site and I would encourage anyone interested in human development to check it out! Kara’s article was also published in the blog section of ONECampaign, a great campaigning and advocacy organization working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.
Kara’s work, published earlier this month, is titled, “Connecting the dots: Access to clean water for an HIV-free future”. Kara’s Princeton in Africa fellowship and much of her work in Nyumbani is funded by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She wrote the article, with assistance of J&J staff, for a conference in South Africa this month. The theme of the written piece is water and how Nyumbani Village’s rainwater harvesting systems, funded by J&J, have addressed water scarcity in the arid Village environment and improved the lives of the Village’s grandparents and children.
It is a great piece that provides a great overview of Nyumbani’s sustainability objectives, Village structure, and impressive rainwater harvesting program. Definitely worth a read!