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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

My name is Danielle Prince and I volunteered the summer of 2010 with The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation.  How can I sum up all the pieces of my experience in Southern Sudan during my 5 weeks there?   I am forever touched and changed by the women and girls I worked with.  Despite the intense heat, […]






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Ariel’s Volunteer Story

Ariel is the newest volunteer to share her story with us! Ariel volunteered at Sambhali Trust and focused on their Sheerni Micro Finance Project in Setrawa, a village close to Jodhpur, Rajasthan.  The Sheerni Project creates Self Help Groups, in which rural women can save money and take loans to begin a business. Micro Finance […]






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We are please to announce that Emily Lohmeyer, a student at the University of San Diego, is the inaugural recipient of the “Stirring the Fire” Fellowship, a $3,000 grant made to the University of San Diego by social documentary photographer Phil Borges and Stirring the Fire. Stay tuned to Stirring the Fire as we hope […]






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2009 Vatsalya trip participates. All photos by trip leader Maggie Soladay. India 2011: NGO Vatsalya in Rajasthan India October 23-November 5, 2011 Leader: Maggie Soladay SalaamGarage is a digital storytelling, citizen journalism organization that partners with International NGOs and local non-profits.  Participants (amateur and professional photographers, writers, videographers, etc.) connect with international NGOs, create and share […]






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