Author: Brave Leaders

My Decision to Move to Rural Zimbabwe – it Just Felt Right!

“What are you doing?” said Marianne Knuth’s friends. “You’re moving in the wrong direction – to Zimbabwe!?” They called her foolish for wanting to move to Southern Africa and start an educational program — Kufunda Learning Village. There was no guarantee of support, infrastructure or financial help to make it happen. The decision to move […]

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A Grassroots Activist Swims Against the Tide

At first glance, Marina Silva is a politician who served as the Minister of Environment in Brazil. At second glance, you realize that she is also a grassroots activist who has fought to protect local communities and against deforestation in the Amazon. “I had to swim against the tide in many situations- political and personal. […]

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