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Ending the cycle of poverty

Original post made on May 2, 2009

When Nic Dominguez entered the Peace Corps in November, he had no delusions about it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Mike Gannett
a resident of another community
on May 2, 2009 at 4:37 am

Nic Dominguez is emersed in one of the most difficult challenges an American can undertake: learn a foreign language, relate to people with whom he has no shared culture and background, stay healthy in an environment where one misstep with eating or drinking contaminated food is an everpresent possibility, stay positive where his normal support system is far away, use his brain and wits in endeavors where academic training is just a part of the struggle to understand and act, use social skills he doesn't even know he has, and summon the stamina to stay focused on long term objectives when short term objectives of those he is amongst are for base survival. These are the circumstances Nic has placed himself in. Lend your friendship and support in any way possible. Nic will be nurtured by you... if you can believe his emersion in Kilisa Village is worthwhile... and that the community he will return to will also be benefited by what he will bring home.

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Foothill High School
on May 2, 2009 at 8:18 am

What you are doing is amazing. Pleasanton can be proud of you.

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Posted by JMZ
a resident of Livermore
on May 4, 2009 at 11:02 am

Water appears to be the central theme in bringing most African countries to c.a. 18th century western standards. And who benefits the most? Woman do first. It appears that in many African societies it is their woman who foster the drive and passion to advance, however they are burdened my menial time consuming tasks such as "carrying the water." Free the woman from this one time and energy consuming task and watch what happens! (As an unrelated example, the English Australian colony would surely have sunk if woman were not introduced-- conversely, an all woman colony would have sunk too--we need men and woman working together toward common goals)

To learn more about African water issues, see one of many examples here,
Web Link

Thank you Nic for making a meaningful positive difference to our world. Someday maybe the "world" will drop all of its political borders and come to act as if we are all in this together. One world - One Nation ... based on a more sustainable humanity!


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Posted by The Dude
a resident of another community
on May 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Yeah Nic! Keep on kicking the butt of poverty in Kenya. The world will be a better place because of you.

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