The health and education of women is the most productive investment possible for improving lives in the poorest countries. Studies of the International Monetary Fund prove this without a doubt. Safeco's project has been a huge success elsewhere, and will do it in the Congo too. Please give it a chance! It gives work and leadership experience to adult women, as well as hope and better lives to girls. Charles S. Gardner, Senior Advisor (ret),International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.