by Betsy Malcolm
individuals helping over 900 organizations in Africa
use technology to serve uncounted individuals in their health care, education,
and in every other important aspect of their lives. Twenty years ago it
would have been impossible. Today, Kabissa is doing it.
years ago, as I was reading Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat
, I heard
Kim Lowery, Co-Executive Director of Kabissa, speak and was immediately struck
by what a perfect example Kabissa is of Friedman's flat world. The global
reach of the Internet allows clusters of terrorists to project fear around the
world and allows the customer service person discussing my local purchase to be
located in Denpasar. But it also allows the small Kabissa team to effect
positive change for thousands of Africans. What a remarkable
development! And Kabissa is in the vanguard - providing Internet tools
and services to grassroots organizations in Africa.
very tininess of Kabissa appeals to me. It means my donations of time and
money (and Kabissa welcomes both!) have a real impact. With no
bureaucracy to support, every dollar or hour I give directly impacts the
ability of a non-profit organization in Africa
to improve someone's life. I am pleased to be able to help.
-Betsy Malcolm has been involved with Kabissa for the last three years.
She has hosted two receptions for Kabissa in her New York home, and is
a member of the event committee planning Kabissa's Wine Tasting for Change on April 18.