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