"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, June 26, 2004 This is Josephine, or "Auntie Jo" as she is called by just about everyone. She is in charge of all of CENCOSAD's reproductive health programs and our trip this past week was accompanying her on her quarterly visits to the reproductive health programs in the Western Region. Jo is amazing. She is passionate about the work and manages to pump up the volunteers and yet hold them absolutely accountable and not let them get away with giving anything but their best. Most of all, she is great at navigating all the local political systems and trying to make sure that the people are getting what they need. There is a lot of distrust about NGOs among regional government agencies ... they worry that they are going to do things behind their back and somehow cause them to lose control and even funding. Jo does a great job of navigating all the local protocol, getting disparate groups with common interests to work together and generally make the best of trying to do important work with very little money in a very difficult situation. | Mike at 6/26/2004 11:09:00 AM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."