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Our Team

This is our core administrative team. We have additional project management teammates in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea.

Maguette Diame, Co-Director Senegal

"Take time to understand why others are doing it differently - it is a big step towards tolerance, respect, and peace."

Emma Gietzen, Fair Trade Manager 


"Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” ~ Anna Lappe

Ousmane Kandji, Project Manager and Translator


"Our prime purpose of life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." ~Dalai Lama

Hamedine Kane, Environmental Director


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

~ Margaret Mead

Ibrahim Kane, Co-Director USA and Multimedia Director



Nimsate Kane, Co-Director Senegal


"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is a beginning of reality." ~ Hèlder Pessoa Câmara, Brazilian Archbishop

Gora Mangane, Controller



Arlene Ory, Interpreter and Board Member 


"Travel is the best education in the world."

Deidre Schuetz, Co-Founder and Co-Director USA


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein

Teresa Welch, Editor and Board Member


"Never miss an opportunity to make God's love real in the world." ~ Rev. Dr. Gordon McClellan




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