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Dear Miet, Thank you! Yes, let's have a chat or correspond via email. What is the best way to get in touch. Best wishes, Charles

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Thanks for sharing this Anne-Laure. I think any time that a product or service can be locally-in-country sourced, the better. It can help with sustainability and provide local jobs. I remember reading about this company, http://www.dignitydreams.com/, that is SA-based -- providing reusable sanitary pads to school girls. I like your example of Jubilee House in Nicaragua. With our partner stations, we stress the importance of accurate, compelling radio programs as a way to attract listeners and keep them -- ultimately, some may become advocates for the station -- as happened in Zambia on one of our projects. The listeners became fundraisers for the station. In other cases, the station, when producing a very good radio program, often finds it very easy to sell sponsorships or barter with the local telecom for internet or phone service at the station.

Thanks very much Anne-Laure! Our pilot is funded by USAID. Thanks, too, for the links.