Oprah has a school in South Africa. A controversial one given the vanity and flimsiness of people’s world view.. but useful for the kids in there nevertheless!
But the world is not full of Oprahs. There are regular folks who are doing similar work at way smaller budgets! Here is a good article on some:
….they don’t have Oprah-sized pockets. Lidia Schaefer works as a manicurist at a salon in Washington, D.C., but she managed to build schoolhouses in Ethiopia. And Wendy Johnson, an administrative assistant here at NPR, works part time so that she has the time to hand deliver her contributions in support of projects overseas. We thought you’d be interested in meeting them and hearing about what they do. We broaden the story with a conversation with Dennis Whittle from Global Giving, an organization that helps small donors find worthy projects. We also talk with Gene Sperling, a leading economist who tells us why this is good for the world and not just the soul
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