Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Annual Conference update: Kenyan leader in water development to attend.

Among overseas guests planning to attend the 2007 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren is Hanah Mwachofi from Kenya. The Annual Conference is scheduled for Cleveland, Ohio, from June 30-July 4.

Mwachofi is a leader in the Kenya Bamba program that promotes integrated water development in one of the country's poorest sections. Slated to arrive in Cleveland late Monday, July 2, she is to be at the Foods Resource Bank exhibit, the Ecumenical Luncheon, and the Global Food Crisis Fund insight session on Tuesday.

Mwachofi is one of four overseas guests being brought by the Foods Resource Bank to tour growing projects and to participate in the organization's annual meeting on July 17-19 at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. In 2001 Kenya Bamba was selected as the first overseas program to receive Foods Resource Bank support.

On July 14 she will be a breakfast guest of the Grossnickle/Hagerstown/Welty/Harmony growing project in Maryland. In 2006 this project of churches in the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren raised $18,275 for the Kenya Bamba program, an amount doubled by a match grant from USAID.

Source: 6/20/2007 Newsline Extra

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