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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil has already embarked on another trip! He is documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW) in Liberia, as well as, a women’s leadership summit that they are hosting. FFW is an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime […]






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The New Republic of South Sudan

The new Republic of South Sudan is the UN’s 193rd country and Africa’s 54th. While there is ample reason to rejoice the birth of this, the world’s newest nation, there is also cause for concern. As I contemplate the South’s secession, I find my thoughts returning to my current job as Legal Advocate for domestic […]






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Village Volunteer founder Shana Greene talks with us about the unique opportunities her organization offers that allow you to immerse yourself in rural villages. Village Volunteers works in collaboration with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to implement sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth.  Committed to preserving autonomy and cultural heritage, Village Volunteers works in […]






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Stirring the Fire founder Phil Borges about his recent trip to Cambodia to document the work of CASC and Youth Star. I recently returned from Cambodia where I documented two organizations that the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is supporting in its effort to end violence against women.  Although the issues we covered were extremely […]






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While in Cambodia, Danielle along with Ashlee Larsen, a Brigham Young graduate student, accompanied Stirring the Fire founder, Phil Borges as he documented the work of Youth Star. There are two sides to every story told about a relationship. Today’s post reveals the side of the perpetrator; his perspective on violence, his past and Samphors’ positive influence. […]






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While in Cambodia, Danielle along with Ashlee Larsen, a Brigham Young graduate student, accompanied Stirring the Fire founder, Phil Borges as he documented the work of Youth Star.  The story below illustrates the positive impact Youth Star volunteer Samphors had in the Stieng community. Domestic violence does not discriminate between country, culture, socio-economic status or religious affiliation. Domestic violence […]






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While in Cambodia, Danielle along with Ashlee Larsen, a Brigham Young graduate student, accompanied Stirring the Fire founder, Phil Borges as he documented the work of Youth Star. Of the several Youth Star volunteers we met, only one was a woman and from our perspective she had the hardest assignment of them all: to go to an […]






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