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Young Leader Spotlight: Helena

This is the second post in CLI’s Young Leader Spotlight series, which shares the unique stories of the talented and visionary youth we work with in the Congo. In our first post, we introduced you to 21 year-old Prisca. Today, … Continue reading

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When the Rubber Hits the Road: Why Ideas Aren’t Enough

Among those interested in international development, you’ll find many idealists. This is unsurprising, given that those who enter this field must have not a only a concern for issues of poverty and injustice, but also an underlying belief that such … Continue reading

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Young Leader Spotlight: Prisca

At CLI, we believe that the Congo is brimming with bright, talented, and passionate youth who hold the key to their country’s development. In this post, we’re going to spotlight just one of the young leaders we work with who … Continue reading

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Teaching More Than How to Fish

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese Proverb For most of us, this is not a new saying. In fact, some … Continue reading

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Why the Congo’s Young Population Is One of Its Greatest Assets

Imagine a society that is almost entirely made up of children and young adults. There are some older men and women, of course, but not nearly the numbers that we are used to in many places across North America and … Continue reading

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The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Development

The last two posts in our current series on best practices for international development, which you can read here and here, have examined at the innate creativity that exists in all people and argued that development models need to access … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in Development

This is the second post in a series on how international models can be designed to best promote the flourishing of human life in communities around the world. The previous post, which you can read here, focused on how people … Continue reading

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Kindling the Spark of Creativity in Development

There is a spark of creativity that exists in all of us– yes, all of us. Creativity is not simply something that manifests itself when we pick up a paintbrush or instrument, it is our most basic desire to create … Continue reading

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Are We Fighting Fire With Fire?

Feminism. That one word alone can probably evoke more emotion and conversation from the public than just about any other. But whether it inspires in you a sense of hope and dreams of equality, or leaves you rolling your eyes … Continue reading

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Towards a More Complete Picture

As children, most of us were probably lectured by our parents a number of times about the power of words. We’re taught to remain silent if we have nothing kind to say, that we cannot take back what we say … Continue reading

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