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We are pleased to announce an eight page feature article was published in the August issue of "Works and Conversations" magazine

Conversations.org is a collection of in-depth interviews with social artists from all walks of life. Their  print magazine, Works & Conversations, is run on a gift-economy basis. Learn More
This well written article about Moringa's beginnings is a combined work of essays written by Ralph Morini and Rue Harrison and is titled "Using an Innovative Woodworking Technology to Build Hope in Rural Ghana"  .  Please give it a look and kindly refer this touching story to others. 


Rotary International District 7430: Announcing the 2009-2010 District Simplified Grants 

District Simplified Grants (DSGs) are a tool for Rotary districts to support short-term, humanitarian projects that benefit the community.   Each year Districts can request up to 20 percent of District Designated Funds (DDF) for a grant to support multiple projects locally or internationally. This District Simplified Grant is then distributed to clubs to support community projects.  Each RI District decides how to best use the funds.   Once a year District 7430 makes the funds available to clubs.  The District Governor and the Committee set annual goals and guidelines for the projects.  These are announced to the clubs each spring.  Clubs develop their projects during the summer and submit applications in September.  Applications are then reviewed and projects selected every fall.  In October 2009, District 7430 made awards to 10 projects.  Moringa Community was awarded a grant through the Spring - Ford Rotary:

Moringa Humanitarian Community Project
The project involves the development of programs including food preservation (using home canning techniques) and occupational training in woodworking in Ghana, West Africa.  The processes will improve rural Ghananians' lives by training them in sustainable, locally operated technologies.  Rotarians in Spring-Ford will be collecting power tools and mounting hardware as well as canning jars.

For the Rotary's web page for DSG grants, click here.

Everywun's Action Newsletter, October 2009

Everywun.com (an organization founded to let people make a difference on their own terms and in their own way) featured Moringa Community in one of their recent newsletters as part of the Poverty cause.

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Innovative Workstation for African Carpenters  in Fine Woodworking, June 2009

This article by Senior Editor, Tom McKenna, discusses Mr. Jeffry's Third World Woodworking Machine Shop.

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The Times Herald, April 2009

This article features Jeffry and Linda Lohr as locals with a global presence through the work of Moringa Community. Read more about the beginnings of Moringa Community in this article by Melissa Brooks.

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Wood Central Chatroom, January 2009

"The Moringa Community: A Humanitarian Woodworking Effort in Ghana" features a guest chat with Jeffry Lohr.

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Lehigh Valley Woodworkers Guild Newsletter, November 2008

The November 2008 newsletter of the Lehigh Valley Woodworker's Guild. features an update by Jeffry Lohr, after the membership requested a follow up to the August newsletter report.

Read the update (highlighted, starts on page 2)

Lehigh Valley Woodworkers Guild Newsletter, August 2008

Dan Manturi's excellent article discusses Abubakar Abdulai and Jeffry Lohr's presentation before the Lehigh Valley Woodworkers Association on July 17, 2008.

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