About creator Jennifer Lentfer. Photo by Joop Rubens.

Named as one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “100 women to follow on Twitter,” Jennifer Lentfer has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations in east and southern Africa over the past decade. She has also served with various international organizations in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, and the U.S., where she has focused on organizational development and learning. Lentfer is currently the editor of Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog and a lecturer at Georgetown’s Center for Social Impact Communication.

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“I find my passion in accompanying small, local organizations to be strong forces for social change and poverty reduction at the community level, which is no wonder considering my home town of Bruning, Nebraska, USA has a population of 279 people.”

Today Jennifer Lentfer works to place locally-driven development initiatives, which can be more responsive to local needs, at the forefront of international aid, philanthropy, and social enterprise. This blogsite,, is aimed at just that.

“We appear to have forgotten what is needed to succeed with the people.” ~Njabulo S. Ndebele

“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.” ~Carl Jung


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Content contained herein is not intended to reflect the work of any of my past, present, or future employers.

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