Why Pigs?

Each nail on the long hand cut wood slats was covered with a bottle top… hammered on to keep it from coming loose. Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Lager… Hundreds covered the structure. How many beers, I wondered, had been drunk to construct this pig pen? Inside the mother hog stood on her hind legs, pawed against the […]

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Unite & SEGA Raising Funds to Launch a New Microfinance & Business Education Program

The Sega Girls School, which stands for Secondary Education for Girls Advancement, provides an provides an exemplary boarding-school education to 150 empoverished and marginalized girls living at risk of child labor, early marriage, teen-pregnancy, prostitution, human trafficking and more. Sega Girls School has been recognized as an international model school and has received two large USAID […]

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Unite & World Rafiki Safaris Join Forces for Good!

We are excited to announce a new partnership between our Unite Tour program and the international safari outfitter World Rafiki Safaris. World Rafiki specializes in leading exceptionally-guided safaris throughout Tanzania — with a special focus on the national parks of the Southern District, including the Selous, Ruaha and Saadani. Our work together will empower an […]

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Unite Partners with Thanda to Expand in to South Africa!

Unite is excited to announce a new partnership with Thanda, a nonprofit based in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. With Thanda we are expanding our Unite Tours program, empowering American safari-goers Unite’s unique brand of adventure, safari & service beyond the boundaries of East Africa. Thanda is a community development non-profit organizations that employs local staff […]

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Our Ashe Collection does the "Cat Walk"

How and where you shop can change the world. It’s a song we’ve been singing for years. And last week our message was amped up high when many pieces from our Ashe Collection were featured in the 2012 Social Enterprise Awards & Fashion Show in Hartford. Hosted by reSET – Social Enterprise Trust – the […]

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Happiness

This is one of my favorite poems, and it was written just weeks ago by my friend Cathy Bonczek in our Writing Workshop with the brilliant poet, writer and teacher Drew Lamm (whose workshops I HIGHLY recommend!). I hope you enjoy “Happiness” as much as I do.   Happiness Happiness is often mistaken for simple-mindedness. If you’re […]

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Mama India

In Tanzania, all you have to say is that you’re friends with “Mama India” and you’re golden. Frowns turn to smiles. Doors open. Rides appear… Truly. India Howell – a.k.a Mama India — is loved, admired and respected by all. And for very good reason. This week I had the great fortune to visit briefly with India during a fundraiser […]

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The Starfish Story

  Hopefully many of you have had the great opportunity to watch Nicholas Kristof’s and Sheryl WuDunn’s recent documentary Half the Sky on PBS. It was brilliant – It shines a huge spotlight on the plight of women and girls around the world and on a handful of wildly courageous people who are stepping up […]

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