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Hope for Starving Africans

I’m glad about this. When I think of starving children and weary, hopeless parents, I value what Bill and Melinda Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation are doing for a dismal and needy part of the world. I honor these generous people, who, in a grand and noble way, share their riches with millions of much less fortunate beings.

Gates, Rockefeller Charities Join to Fight African Hunger

By Karen DeYoung

Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 13, 2006; Page A01

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s richest charity, joined with the Rockefeller Foundation yesterday to launch a new development initiative for sub-Saharan Africa that they said would revolutionize food production and reduce hunger and poverty for tens of millions of people.

Modeled on the Rockefeller-pioneered “green revolution” that transformed farming methods and staved off widespread famine in much of the developing world nearly a half-century ago, the initiative coincides with a new round of Western concern about the long-intractable problems of the poorest continent. Read more here.

Bill Gates said his foundation wants to reduce extreme poverty.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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