Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

April 20th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: Evaluation Led by Poetry?

"Little did Rumbidzai know that her poem would become a piece of art that would serve to illuminate the journey the partner organizations were about to begin." From "Narratives of Hope 'It Starts Within Us': Documenting Development Through Stories of Change", published by Weaver Press.[...]

March 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Cowboys & Farmers

Maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the aid cowboys. [...]

February 17th, 2012 - 9:35 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “When sorrow comes” by A. Powell Davies’s Friday feature! Sharing “When sorrow comes” by A. Powell Davies as a tribute to my late grandfather and to the Gwai Grandmothers in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe.[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?[...]

November 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Random Nomad

Link to my interview in The Displaced Nation: "RANDOM NOMAD: Jennifer Lentfer, International Aid Consultant, Writer & Blogger"[...]

September 14th, 2011 - 11:44 am § in Reflection & Rumination

New Mission in Life

“Now my heart is in relating human to human,” she said. “Forget class, forget race, this is the reason God sent me here.” (Gasp!) Sharing an article written about me in 1998.[...]

June 5th, 2011 - 4:36 pm § in Guest Bloggers

The Marginalization of CBOs by Development Actors: A Perspective from Zimbabwe

“NGOs tend to view CBOs in two ways: with suspicion and mistrust on the one hand, and as instruments for community organising and project implementation on the other.” Excerpt from a paper by Samuel Maruta, Southern Institute of Peace-building and Development, Zimbabwe.[...]

March 18th, 2011 - 5:25 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Nothing to Offer

In the wake of such tragedy in Japan, let us never forget the long-term, slow-moving disasters of poverty, inequality and injustice around the rest of the world, where funding IS readily needed. [...]

March 11th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Did I fund Organization X?

We need smart people to identify what works, yes. We also need these same smart people to utilize their skills to meet organizations where they are, rather than trying to form them into versions of ourselves.[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 4:58 pm § in Good Practice

Would YOU fund this organization?

I received a report, exactly as it appears in this post, from a Zimbabwean organization. Only one question—if you were the grantmaker, would you fund them again? [...]