So many places to see in the world

While this page will be about places I visit or plan to visit, I also want to share my favorite organizations that are working around the world.


IDE International

is an amazing organization that works to fight poverty in third world countries.

Farmers. Homemakers. Marketers. Technologists. Advisors. Teachers. Managers. Entrepreneurs.

iDE is a global effort that spans offices in 14 countries, encompassing 4 social enterprises, employing over 1,000 people directly, and indirectly enabling many more through our market-based approaches in agriculture; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and finance. ”


Women for Women International

“We believe strong women build strong nations.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 478,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve¬†women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.”


The Fynbos Hub

“So why a blog on fynbos? Well, I have always been fascinated by the amazing flora of the Cape. While from a distance it looks like dull grey-green stuff on the hills, when you get down into it, it is teeming with life, stories and uses. I am fortunate to live on a small farm tucked away in a beautiful valley surrounded by fynbos and forests. I love mountain biking and trail running and also spend a fair amount of my working time walking in the fynbos on Grootbos Nature Reserve (where I manage the conservation and social development programs), Flower Valley (where I am involved in the fynbos sustainable harvesting program) and at various other sites in Western Cape undertaking botanical assessments and fynbos rehabilitation work.”

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