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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 7

| January 28, 2008

The MAZON mission started our day with a visit to the shanty-town of Alex (short for Alexandris). It was for many years called the ‘dark city’. Until 10 years ago there was no running water, sewage, electricity and was never accepted as part of the municipality of Johannesburg.  It is a very dense place with Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 4

| January 25, 2008

The MAZON Mission continued its journey to visit our grantees in the field and see first hand their effects and workings. Yesterday we visited IKAMVA LABANTU (“the future of our nation”). One thing we continue to see in the field of anti-hunger whether it’s in Brooklyn or the townships of Cape Town, is the importance Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 3

| January 24, 2008

The MAZON mission started our day visiting one of our newer grantees: African Solutions for African Problems (ASAP). ASAP works at training women in the townships to care and feed for HIV AIDS children. We were all impressed with the level of commitment that the leadership that one individual can make. ASAP has been working Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Days 1 & 2

| January 23, 2008

The MAZON mission members have arrived safely in Cape Town, South Africa and we hit the road running.  On our first full day we did a site visit and volunteer work for an organization called the WAREHOUSE, which is operated by the Anglican Church. The executive director, Craig Stewart, gave us an overview of their Read More

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