Farming is one of the best ways for poor people to become self-sufficient, and our guest, Tim Wright, strives to help them make it happen.
Tim Wright is the Executive Director of Sauti Moja, an organization that originated from a desire to help vulnerable women and communities, and local friends seeking support for their ideas to help their communities.
Sauti Moja is focused on improving the lives of the pastoral people of East Africa who are currently struggling to survive the destructive effect discrimination, disease, land loss and drought are having on them. Pastoralism is a complex system of livestock and resource management that is inadequately appreciated by most Western experts. This system is in trouble with more frequent and serious droughts related to global warming.
Sauti Moja links donors to the community initiatives of indigenous people, like the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania. These initiatives include education of vulnerable girls and children, HIV/AIDS prevention, and providing livestock to widows and single mothers. Local leaders have the power and ability to change their lives, and the organization partners with complementary skills and additional resources to ensure their success.
Tim has a range of technical and management skills acquired over 35+ years of professional experience, including program management in six countries and consulting in eight others. His relief and development expertise was gained through employment with the Government of Canada, Canadian Red Cross, NGOs (World Vision Canada and Food for the Hungry International), and church agencies.
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